Yesterday, part of the Apostle Island’s commercial fishing fleet was breaking ice in order to leave the port of Bayfield, WI, on Lake Superior. It is attractive for the fishermen to be working right now, because of the substantially higher market prices for their products. At this time (April 4, 2013), the south shore of the western end of Lake Superior is still covered with heavy pack ice. The ice cover appears to extend about 20 miles from the shore.
Check out Boat US Magazine’s just-published April 2013 Issue focusing on the Great Lakes. Several GLCC Directors, Rear Commodores and past Commodores were requested by BoatUS to provide input for the issue, and some of their inputs are included as supplementary “Tips from theGLCC” articles in the on-line version of the publication.
The March 2013 issue of Lifeline includes a recap of the 27th Lake Superior Annual Mid-Winter Regional Dinner meeting, an invitation to join GLCCSchool and the anticipated Harbor Reports Update Package announcement. Information & registration forms for upcoming events are included here (on-line registration forms are also available via the Events page). Also in this issue, a light-hearted look into fellow members’ (Phil and Althea Doolittle) cruising log.
Click HERE to read the issue.
The Great Lakes Marine Mobile Net will resume operations on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time, and will operate on the amateur radio 40 meter and 20 meter SSB bands. A General Class or higher amateur radio license is required to operate on these bands. Boaters with a Technician Class or higher amateur radio license have the option of accessing the net from their smart phones using the Echolink app. The net will be held on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time throughout the boating season. For more detailed information, please see the Net's web page at http://www.glmmnet.org.