Congratulations to newly appointed Port Captains Eric and Cynthia Sunstrum! The couple have co-chaired the Lake Ontario Rally for the last two years and worked behind-the-scenes on other GLCC events. We appreciate their efforts and welcome their support as Port Captains for Ivy Lea, Ont. (SLR-33). They discovered the joys of cruising in the 1000 Islands and Lake Ontario when they bought their Tanzer 22 (Moon Dance) in 1981. A new house and the birth of their daughter later interrupted their Great Lakes cruising until they purchased a Tanzer 7.5 (Whisper 2) in Brighton in 1999. Ivy Lea has been homeport for the Sunstrums since then. Please click here to read further.
The 2017 Great Lakes Cruising Club’s Annual General Meeting & Change of Watch will take place October 20–22 in Port Huron, Mich. (D-1), our official “corporate” home! Friday evening’s gathering will be at the opulent Port Huron Golf Club, for a casual buffet dinner. Saturday’s activities, include our morning Board meetings at the Great Lakes Maritime Center, a morning style show at Suzanne’s with lite hors d’oeuvres, a relaxed café luncheon at the Atrium Café & Ice Cream Parlor, a guided tour of Port Huron Museum’s Carnegie Center, and over at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Port Huron is where our GLCC & GLF Annual Business Meetings are to be held. Please click here to read more.
The combined work of the Township of Leland, Mich., the Township Harbor Commission, and a fundraising campaign titled Dig Deep for Leland Harbor (M-14), brought out the generosity of the public that enabled the harbor to be open this summer, and for many summers to come. Notable among the public donors was the Great Lakes Foundation, with a grant of $10,000. Please click here to read more.
The Sun Will Shine on Beausoleil Island for the 2017 Georgian Bay Rally The 2017 Georgian Bay Rally is returning to Beausoleil Island (GB-25.2), located in the Georgian Bay Islands National Park, August 18–20. Our activities will be at the southeast corner of Beausoleil Island on the Cedar Spring campground, where you can anchor offshore, or tie up at the Tobey dock. For more information, please click here.