Official-Looking Vessel Documentation Renewal Notices Can Lead to Confusion and Higher Costs. Our Thanks to Port Captain Denny Dutcher (West Harbor, Ohio E-16.8) for bringing this to our attention! ALEXANDRIA, VA, April 6, 2017 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Consumer Protection Department is advising boaters with vessels having a US Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation to be wary of any letter arriving by US mail offering renewal. An increasing number of BoatUS members have complained that these letters direct them to websites that may be mistaken for the actual US Coast Guard Vessel Documentation Center located in Falling Waters, West Virginia, and appear to show a significant increase in the annual fee to renew US Coast Guard (USCG) documentation. Please click here to read this press release on the BoatUS website. The USCG web site is https://www.uscg.mil/nvdc/
Cruising Boaters of Lake Michigan! Join us for a Spring get-together in Chicago Saturday, March 25, 2017! We’ll start at Crowley’s Yacht Yard 3434 E 95th St., Chicago, IL 60617 with parking on site, where their annual Yachtapalooza will be in full swing from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with free demos, workshops, seminars, entertainment and food. The Ship's Store will be open with marine hardware and soft goods, along with a CLEARANCE Tent. At 2:00 p.m. Joan & Richard Miller of the 2017 Rendezvous Committee of the Great Lakes Cruising Club... (Please click here to read more!)
Join friends old and new to celebrate launch season and learn about upcoming club events at the 2017 Spring Awakening Dinner meeting. This gathering is jointly hosted by the Southwestern Ontario and Detroit-Saginaw Bay Regions and is open to all club members and guests. Our venue shifts this year to the shores of the Detroit River at the beautifully-renovated Best Western Plus directly on the Windsor riverfront. Please click here to continue reading about this year's Spring Awakening event.