Today is May 24, 2018

2015 Annual Meeting Speaker

Joann Mead - November 10, 2015

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.

Help GLCC Increase Its Facebook Reach

Bill Rohde - November 9, 2015

The GLCC now has a Facebook page, but we'd like help in reaching more Great Lakes boaters. You can start helping by simply inviting your Facebook friends to like the GLCC Facebook site. It's as simple as 1, 2, 3! To start click HERE.

GLCC Partners with Cruising Club of America

Bill Rohde - October 8, 2015

The GLCC  has announced a new collaboration with the Cruising Club of America (CCA) to help make the CCA’s “Safety for Cruising Couples” seminar more widely and very affordably available over the internet. A news release was sent to 54 Publications, 101 US Yacht Clubs and 84 Canadian Yacht Clubs as part of the larger announcement on the start of GLCCSchool’s 2015-16 school year. For more information, to view the news release, and to learn how you can help further spread the word, click here.

Coast Guard Experimenting with AIS-Based Navigation Buoys

Bill Rohde - August 6, 2015

To ensure that its aids to navigation are keeping up with the revolution in electronic navigation technologies, The US Coast Guard has recently been experimenting with synthetic electronic buoys (buoys which locate an AIS signal on a physical buoy) as well as fully virtual buoys (AIS-visible buoys where no physical buoys exist). How much do you know about these new technologies? Would you use them if they were available in your cruising area? For more information click HERE.