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What We Do

We help each other.

The GLCC was founded in 1934 to share cruising information among its members. It is still our core purpose. Our famous Log Book and Harbor Reports contains decades of detailed observations by our members, who have personally visited the areas, anchorages, harbors or waterways described in the individual reports.

Not all places have restaurants, grocery stores, medical facilities, and fuel docks. Just as when the club was founded, there are still wilderness and uncharted areas of the Great Lakes. Our reports are sometimes the only ones available for a particular location, including this anchorage in the Whalesback Channel, and this harbor in the Bay of Islands.

The harbor reports are viewable, printable, and saveable to your computer for off-line use while cruising.

Unlike commercial products, our harbor reports are constantly updated. They are maintained by our members in this "wiki" format on the Web. All GLCC members are, of course, encouraged to contribute their own observations, so we can continue to keep the reports up-to-date and state-of-the-art.

About 200 harbors have GLCC Port Captains. These dedicated individuals take special care of visiting members, and represent the club in a variety of ways. They are a great resource, especially when you are cruising outside your normal area.

Our collective experiences on the vast Inland Seas also provide great material for boating discussions and stories, wherever we get together. Besides our annual Rendezvous, we have rallies, flotilla cruises, and social events. However, most GLCC meetings just happen, because several members just find themselves in the same anchorage at the same time. We like having fun together.

Over 1000 Harbor Reports

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One of the great member benefits of joining the Great Lakes Cruising Club is access to our detailed Cruising Guides for over 1000 harbors of the five Great Lakes as well as Lake St. Clair. Our Harbor Reports are continually updated by fellow GLCC members, and the latest versions are immediately available on this website.

2022 Great Lakes Cruising Club Membership

The 2022 Membership Renewal forms were mailed from our printer on 10/1/2021 to all 2021 Great Lakes Cruising Club members. The renewal forms are for both members that pay their dues through the website, those that have a recurring dues subscription and for those that mail their dues payment to the GLCC office. PLEASE read the instructions that are on your renewal form as well as the membership information that was exported from your GLCC membership profile.

2021 GLCC & GLF Annual Membership Meetings

Great Lakes Cruising Club & Great Lakes Foundation 2021 Annual General Membership Meetings
October 23, 2021 from 13:00 to 14:00 Eastern Daylight Savings Time 

Port Captain Introductions: Steven L. Arbaugh

Please welcome newly appointed Port Captain Steven L. Arbaugh for Harbor Springs, Mich. (M-4)! Here's a bit right from the sailor's mouth...

September 14 2021 Harbor Report Updates

The Great Lakes boating season is winding down as boats are heading for home or being hauled out for the season. But for those who are still enjoying the season, a few new reports have been added to the North Channel collection along with new aerial images for Ashtabula.

August 21 2021 Harbor Report Updates

New Harbor Reports have been added for Darch Island and Innes Island under the Benjamin Islands and Nearby Islands section. And new drone images have been added showing the layout of the Cleveland Yacht Club at Rocky River.

August 8 2021 Harbor Report Updates

We are happy to announce that Okeechobee Lodge in Baie Fine is accepting guests with advance reservations. A new Harbor Report has been created with the details. We've also added some excellent aerial photos covering a variety of marinas on Lake Erie.