Dan and Linda Cline, previous Port Captains for Port Sheldon (M-23.5) since January, 2014 have enjoyed cruising Lake Michigan on their Island Packet 320 sailboat since 2004. Originally berthed in Holland, Michigan, they recently moved to Traverse City this year and moved their boat Wildwood to Betsie Bay Marina in Frankfort (M-16) to be closer to their new home; subsequently becoming the harbors new GLCC Port Captains. Both are expecting to devote more time to exploring northern Lake Michigan, Green Bay, and the Great Lakes. Please click here to read further.
From Port Superior to Paris: the Grand Voyage of Artemis
The 31st Annual Lake Superior Mid-Winter Dinner will return to the Twin Cities venue of Radisson Roseville Hotel on Saturday, January 7, 2017. The evening includes an exciting account of the European adventures of Artemis, a 43-foot Mason Ketch, which left Lake Superior in 2005. Please click here to read further.
The 1884 wreck of the J.S. Seaverns has been located near Michipicoten Harbor along the remote Canadian Superior shore. A team of divers including Ken Merriman, recent speaker at the 2015 Lake Superior Dinner meeting, found the wreck and captured the stunning images and video in this article.
Andy has been sailing since summer camp back in the 1960s. In the 1990s he started sailing keel boats out of Bayfield on the east side of Lake Huron and has spent many summer weeks in and around Tobermory and in the North Channel. Several years ago he and Jann went to the dark side and became power boat cruisers, and relocated to Port Lambton. Please click here to read more!
REPORTING REQUIREMENTS for Boats in the U.S. & Canada
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Canada Border Services Agency
In 2013, it appeared that CanBSA had escalated the reporting requirements for private boats operating in the vicinity of the Canada US border. However, in a conversation with a CanBSA representative, we were informed that the body of the current Canadian Regulations have actually been on the books for several years. Recent modifications have been made, such as the ability to use a cell phone to report in, making it more reasonable to expect compliance with these regulations. The current effort at educating the boating public is an attempt to “promote compliance”.
Be aware Customs considers all water vehicles to be governed by these regulations. This includes vessels such as Sea Dos, Kayaks and fishing boats.
Click here to see the full report and all the information you will need when crossing the border.