Dan and Linda Cline, previous Port Captains for Port Sheldon (M-23.5) since January, 2014 have enjoyed cruising Lake Michigan on their Island Packet 320 sailboat since 2004. Originally berthed in Holland, Michigan, they recently moved to Traverse City this year and moved their boat Wildwood to Betsie Bay Marina in Frankfort (M-16) to be closer to their new home; subsequently becoming the harbors new GLCC Port Captains. Both are expecting to devote more time to exploring northern Lake Michigan, Green Bay, and the Great Lakes.
Dan serves as an Assistant Administrator of the GLCC School, and has served on the Club's Website committee. Linda began sailing Lake Michigan as a child, and introduced Dan to the sport shortly after their marriage in 1981. After racing Lightnings for several years, and spending many hours to canoeing and kayaking, in 2004 they graduated to large boat sailing and discovered the simultaneous joys of cruising and keeping their hors d'oeuvres dry. Both Dan and Linda have completed numerous courses on sailing, navigation, weather, and diesel engine maintenance offered through the ASA, Starpath School of Navigation, Delta College Sailing School, and the USPS.
Dan and Linda are looking forward to greeting you when you stop at Frankfort. It is a beautiful harbor with excellent marinas, many great restaurants and a microbrewery for you to enjoy.