Patricia (Pat) Somers has been boating with her husband Brad Somers, Rear Commodore SW Ontario (Ret.) and Port Captain for Amherstburg (D-82) and Bob Lo Island (D-86), Ont. since the early 1980s. Now that she is a retired (sort of) health care executive, Brad and she look forward to spending July and August on Somerscape their 37-foot cruiser traveling the Great Lakes. Pat continues to consult internationally for Accreditation Canada (a Canadian health care regulatory body), but is adamant about keeping July and August devoted to their boating passion. Please click here to read more!
An extensive fire in the Perry Sound area of Georgian Bay, Ontario (Parry Sound 33 fire) has grown to over 11,000 hectare (27,000 acres) as of 8/3/2018 and has caused the closing of the Small Craft Route north of Britt/Byng Inlet. Boaters must travel outside of the restriced area beween Byng Inlet and Beaverstone Bay outside the Bustards. Also there is no fuel available between Killarney and Byng Inlet. Please refer to Harbor Reports for Byng Inlet to the Bustards .and Bad River to Killarney.
Midwest Living Magazine's interview of GLCC members Bill and Deb Boehm on their boat LaTasse tells of their 10 years sailing the Great Lakes. Several other members mentioned in the article include Doug & Pam Jackson, Niels Jensen, Julie Thorndycraft and Daniel DeWeese. To read article, click here.
The annual Trailer Boaters' Rally will once again be held in the charming village of Whitehall, Mich., on White Lake (M-21). The date is set for August 10–12, 2018. Seven families have already expressed interest to attend and have Whitehall on their cruising plan for this summer. There is talk of two boaters who will be trailering from Bay City, Mich., also one from Windsor, two from the Ohio area, and one from the Chicago area, all of which can easily launch their boats and be ready to cruise this Lake Michigan location. We also have a prospective member coming by boat from their home port near Grand Rapids to see what a GLCC Rally is all about. Tell your friends and family — it's nothing but fun! Click here to read more!
Joe McKeown has accepted appointment as Port Captain for Point Edward, Ont. (H-2) which is right around the corner from Sarnia, Ont. (D-3) where he has held this same title since June of 2013.
Joe came from a boating family, with his great grandfather a founding member of the Detroit Yacht Club and a long line of GLCC members. Growing up, he spent many of his childhood summers around boats (albeit of the power variety) at his family’s cottage in Amherstburg, Ont.; learning about boats, family and the beauty of the Great Lakes. He is a licensed Coast Guard Captain and ran a charter and dive boat in the BVI for a time. Please click here to read more!