Brad Somers, Rear Commodore of Southwestern Ontario, has submitted an article on the often confusing rules and regulations of crossing the US/Canada Border. The information was gathered in conversation with Customs Officials and by members attending presentations given by both the US Customs and Border Protection and The Canada Border Services Agency in the Windsor/Detroit area. He hopes this will help those crossing the border this summer. Click the title to view the article.
Bernida was the first yacht to win the Bayview Mackinac in 1925 and again in 1927 before being declared too fast. After a decade long restoration she came back to win again in 2012! The boat has a rich sailing history at Bayview in Detroit as well as racing for more than 60 years on Lake Michigan out of numerous yacht clubs including the Muskegon Yacht Club and Pentwater Yacht Club over her 92 year run. She will be enshrined at her permanent home at the Michigan Maritime Museum on June 15 at a special fundraiser. See flyer for more details or click HERE to link directly to the event and donor information.
Just in time for the summer season, Detroit Public Television and The Nature Conservancy are teaming up again to bring you another Great Lakes Now town hall event, this time on beaches. The special will feature two panel discussions, hosted by veteran journalist Christy McDonald. Panel 1: "How Safe Are Our Beaches" and Panel 2: "Where Is My Lake?" The panel discussions will take place at Detroit Public Television Studios, May 14, 9 AM - 12 N. The public is invited. See flyer for more information.
June 14-16, 2013
2013 West Harbor & Catawba island Spring Picnic will be held at Herl's Marina in West Harbor on Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 1200 to 1600. Cost is $12.00 per person with children under age 12 FREE. Hot dogs, hamburgers, rolls and condiments will be provided. Please bring your own beverages and folding chairs, along with a salad or dessert to share (for 8 people). Click HERE to read more!