Underground nuclear waste dump proposed near Lake Huron draws fire at WSU meeting. Opponents of a proposal to build an underground nuclear waste dump less than a mile from the shores of Lake Huron railed tonight in Detroit against a project they called a declaration of war against the Great Lakes. For more information click this article on the Detroit Free Press website.
Asian Carp, the invasive species known for leaping out of the water when motorboats pass, have reportedly moved upstream another 100 miles on the Illinois this year. According to an August 19th Prairie Rivers Network press release, they were recently found spawning within 62 miles of Lake Michigan and just 25 miles from an electric barrier intended as the final line of defense for the Great Lakes. For more information click here.
Event reports from the 2013 Rendezvous at Charlevoix, Detroit-Saginaw Bay Regional Dinner Meeting at GPYC, and the Lake Erie Regional Rally. Promos for upcoming GLCC events such as the Annual Meeting and Spring Break 2014.
For many GLCC members and others making offshore passages, Herb Hilgenberg and his free daily "Southbound II" SSB weather broadcast had become an integral part of the their crew. After over 25 years of service to the cruising community, Hilgenberg, age 76, recently retired. While similar services remain available to offshore sailors (for example, GLCCSchool weather instructor Chris Parker's Marine Weather Center), Herb's Ontario-based North Atlantic forecasting and routing services will clearly be missed. We thank Herb for his years of service, and wish him the best in his well-deserved retirement.