Today is July 22, 2014

Not Every Change Is A Good One

Bruska - January 15, 2014

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.

GLCC to Play a BIG Part at the Cleveland Boat Show

Cindy - January 8, 2014

Are you looking for a diversion from your winter wonderland? The Cleveland Mid-America Boat Show is sure to keep the boating season in mind and prepare you for the good times ahead. It will take place at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio on January 16-20, 2014.
Thanks to a handful of our wonderful volunteers, GLCC will have a booth where attendees can learn about our friendly club and a chance to partake in all the fun things that we’re about. Mark Gagyi, Jim Erhman & Rich Barzyk will present an intriguing boating seminar entitled, Great Ports on a Great Lake. We really hope to see you there! Please visit the Mid-America Boat Show website here for more information on this once a year event!

2014 SW Lake Michigan Mid-Winter Dinner Meeting

Cindy - December 30, 2013

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.

Visit Detour Channel, circa 1950.

Bruska - December 16, 2013

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.