GLCCSchool weather instructor Mark Thornton recently put together a handy "Marine Weather Dashboard" on his weather forecasting web site. The new dashboard provides an easy to use consolidated window into a wealth of Great Lakes weather information. To check it out click Great Lakes Marine Weather, and then simply click on any lake name or weather product tile for additional detail.
The 2014 Wilderness Rally is planned for Monday, July 28, through Thursday, July 31 at Turnbull Island (NC-55). The Rally is returning to this scenic North Channel anchorage because it is large enough to handle the increasing popularity of this event. Additionally, there is an alternative location close by should the wind direction make Turnbull Island anchorage too uncomfortable. Click here for more information and registration.
This month we continue our journey Southward through the Great Lakes. We are stopping at a busy commercial harbor on the western side of the Bruce Peninsula. In 1950, our Harbor Report was very sparse. A visiting boater would have little reason to visit, except to rest and buy necessities. Today’s report is more comprehensive with ample reason to visit. Please click on the vintage Goderich report, then as usual compare it to the latest edition.
If you’ll be traveling to the Leamington Rendezvous this summer from a port above Lake Erie you’d be well advised to read harbor report D-0 for information on traversing the St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River.There you’ll find details of not only the 25 ports and anchorages along the way but also critical advice on applicable charts, currents, ferry crossings, unique aids to navigation, speed restrictions, international border issues and more.Be sure to also read the harbor reports of some of the more significant individual ports in the area to learn of special treatment of GLCC members, such as in Port Huron and Sarnia.Then, of course, there’s the newly updated report on Leamington itself, where all the fun begins on 13 July.