The Toronto Boat Show will open its doors in less than two months and we need your help to make the Great Lakes Cruising Club’s (GLCC) participation a success!! This year the show runs from Saturday, January 12 to Sunday, January 21, 2017 inclusive (10 days). For more information about the show, check out their website. To read further please click here.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently completed an emergency dredging project in Keweenaw County to restore the Grand Traverse Harbor channel for commercial and recreational boating. The $246,230 dredging project, undertaken by Marine Tech, LLC of Duluth, Minnesota, through the DNR’s Parks and Recreation Division, pumped 9,000 cubic yards of sand to a beach area north of the harbor. Previous dredging at the harbor was done by the DNR in 2015 and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2009 and 2003.
Meanwhile, more extensive sand removal and containment efforts are needed to protect important lake trout and whitefish spawning habitat on Buffalo Reef and a juvenile whitefish area south of the Grand Traverse Harbor, which is situated on the east side of the Keweenaw Peninsula, northeast of Lake Linden. Read rest of article.
Let's welcome newly appointed White Lake, Mich. (M-21) Port Captain Chip Sawyer to the alliance of GLCC helping hands. Here's a porthole glimpse of this sailor's story: I began sailing at the age of five. “Cruised” the western shoreline of Green Bay in a homemade eight-foot plywood pram with a bedspread sail. Probably put 200 miles on that craft. Graduated to a Seagull class sailboat at about the age of ten and began competitive racing. At age 17, I began cruising (North Channel, Georgian Bay, Lake Superior, half a Great Loop) in earnest with the then GLCC Port Captain for Menominee, Mich. aboard his 45-foot converted schooner. Please click here to read more!
GLCCSchool is excited to announce that it is back with another season of great webinars! The 2017-2018 school year includes a number of new webinars, as well as updated versions of past favorites. Webinars now open for registration include Introduction to Cruising the Great Lakes (11/16/17); Navigating Locks (11/21/17); Happy Hooking - The Art of Anchoring (12/2/17); Sharing the Helm (12/4/17); Introduction to Marine Radar (12/6/17); and AIS-B: Why All the Fuss? (12/14/17). Click here for more information on these webinars. Be sure to check back here and on the GLCCSchool web site for information on new offerings, and remember: if you can't attend a live webinar, your tuition purchases the right to view the recording.
Newly appointed Port Captain for Wye Heritage Marina, Ont. (GB-22.4), Paul Strub is quite the explorer. Let's give him a warm welcome and if you stop by; be sure to give him a holler. Here's a little insight of his "learning the ropes"...
I was introduced to the cruising lifestyle around the age of ten while watching an episode of PowerBoat Television. They did a feature on Killarney and the North Channel. After watching the episode, I knew I had to eventually have a boat.
Finally, in 2007 I got my first pocket cruiser, a 23-foot Cooper Yachts Prowler. I kept this boat four seasons as I learned the ins and outs of boating. Click here for further reading.