Join the couple who literally "wrote the book" on anchors and anchoring for this informative and eye-opening webinar. On Saturday morning, December 5, at 10:30 am Eastern/9:30 am Central, Captains Alex and Daria Blackwell will present Happy Hooking -- The Art of Anchoring. Whether cruising on the majestic Great Lakes or chartering in the Caribbean or beyond, understanding how to safely and effectively anchor is an essential skill. Knowing about anchors, rodes, anchorages and anchoring techniques is a prerequisite for enjoying an evening in a magically beautiful setting as well as getting a good night’s sleep while swinging from the hook. Click here for more information and to register for class.
Explore Lake Michigan's sandy shores from St. Joseph, Michigan in the south to Leland in the north, with a stopover at South Manitou Island. Join the Chair of the GLCC's Harbor Reports committee, Lou Bruska, on Thursday, December 3, at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central, for his entertaining and informative webinar, Cruising Lake Michigan's Southeast Shore. You'll never find a better source for information about southeastern Lake Michigan's fascinating ports of call and beautiful scenery. And along the way in this information-packed webinar you'll also pick up scores of important cruising tips to maximize your cruising enjoyment. Click here for more information and to register for class.
At the 2015 GLCC Annual General Meeting in London, ON, Executive Director of Georgian Bay Forever, David Sweetnam spoke on invasive species in the Great Lakes. The key message is to be vigilant and to help prevent invasive species from establishing themselves in these waters. Once established, the costs to eradicate them are extremely high. Here are some examples of the costs of invasive zebra mussels:
• Cost the power industry alone $3.1 billion in the 1993-1999 period
• Impact on industries, businesses, and communities over $5 billion
• Ontario Hydro reported zebra mussel impacts of $376,000 annually per generating station
Georgian Bay Forever is a charity dedicated to scientific research and public education on Georgian Bay's aquatic ecosystem. To learn more about their efforts, please visit GeorgianBayForever.
The US Government National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is presently in the process of updating “The American Practical Navigator,” most often simply called “Bowditch”, and is seeking input from mariners around the world. For more information on how you can participate click HERE.