In this month’s installment of our look back in time, we’ll view not an expansion of facilities or services, but, sadly, the loss of a well known and once thriving facility. In Clapperton Harbour (NC-21.5) today stands the ruins of what was one of the North Channel’s mainstays -- the Harbour Island Yacht and Fishing Club. Our old Harbor Report on Clapperton Island is full of nostalgia and memories. The segment on communications is just one wonderful example of the changes we’ve witnessed.
The GLCC Southwestern Lake Michigan Mid-Winter Dinner returns Saturday, Jan. 25, to the Chicago Yacht Club, 400 East Monroe Street. The yacht club is close to numerous famous Chicago attractions and within walking distance of the 2014 Strictly Sail Boat Show, which takes place the long weekend of Thursday, January 23 through Sunday, January 26. Please note a Port Captains Meeting is scheduled for 1630, and the Social Hour begins at 1730. We hope to see your there! Click here for more information and registration.
In this month's installment of our look back to the 1950’s, we visit the Western gateway to the North Channel. Cruisers from the lower Lakes, would mostly likely pass this way as they proceed to their favorite cruising grounds, and it is telling. The Great Lakes Cruising Club has, surely, come a long way, but so has Detour. It wasn’t lost on the State of Michigan how important this channel is to not only to freighter traffic, but small boat traffic. The upgraded marina is a far cry from the marina of 1950.