Have you noticed something new on the home page? We have replaced the rotating pictures with a new capability to view charts of the Great Lakes (or any place else in the world). Navionics, known for their extensive set of charts for many brands of chart plotters, has provided the ability for users to look at charts in depth. We are pleased to give our members and others this opportunity to explore the waters of the Great Lakes and further with this new tool. Please note that one cannot create routes with this tool. Click on the Acknowledgements for further information. Although this tool is rather intuitive to use, one can click here for further instructions.
Great Lakes Marine Weather Guru and GLCCSchool weather instructor Mark Thornton recently created several new climatology pages on his marine weather company's web site. To view the more detailed post about this analysis with links to each Great Lake click HERE. To look at a sample analysis for Lake Huron click Huron.
We can all cite innumerable examples of radio abuse by people keying their mic without first learning VHFbasics. Plus the potential life-saving capabilities of VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC), not to mention its convenience, seem to remain a mystery to many. Today's issue of Sail Magazine's electronic publication addresses both of those subjects. The article is short and well worth a read by both captain and crew. Check it out HERE.