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2021 Lake Erie Wilderness Rally

Authored by Cindy Badley
May 20, 2021

Presque Isle State Park - Erie, Pa. (E-4) / July 17–19, early bird Friday, July 16

Please click here to register online / click here to view printable registration form / click here for the printable COVID-19 Waiver* (No refunds after 7/2/21)

     The Lake Erie South Shore does not really have any true “wilderness” areas to anchor and enjoy nature. Presque Isle State Park (PISP) has the best of both worlds. PISP is located about 90 miles East of Cleveland (via boat) or about 130 miles east of the Lake Erie Islands.
    PISP is a beautiful anchoring area protected on all four sides with good holding in sand and mud. Surrounded by trees, wildlife on three sides. There is also an exploring area leading from the lagoons going to Misery Bay where Commodore Perry hid ships during the War of 1812.
     This rally was designed for members who always wanted to anchor out but didn’t know quite how to do it. You will be among experienced members who can guide and teach you to enjoy one of the  sought after joys of boating. Here at this rally you can anchor out, and if it does not quite suit you, civilization is only a half mile away in the awesome waters of Presque Isle Bay. There are several marinas to serve your needs. You have the choice of being docked at a marina, so you can join the anchoring festivities during the day. Truly the best of both worlds.
     This anchorage will suit those who want to be out there and share the beauty of the outdoors. It has much to offer with scenic shoreline, exploring the lagoons into Misery Bay, protected on all four sides, plus… fuel, food, mechanical (if needed) are in close proximity.
     Mark your calendars for July 17–19 and join us for a fabulous fellowship.
     Details and registration will be forthcoming soon.

Please click here to register online / click here to view printable registration form / click here for the printable COVID-19 Waiver* (No refunds after 7/2/21)

*A COVID-19 Waiver is required to be completed by each person prior to attending GLCC events. Please print one for each person to sign. The completed waiver/s (signed & dated) need/s to be either scanned & emailed to the office, or you may fax to 810-984-4565 prior to the Rally.

Registration: $30 USD per person 

Includes: Two onshore breakfasts, two onshore dinners, Wilderness Burgee (per boat)
(Kayaks, pontoon boat rentals, lighthouse tours extra charge)

Monitor VHF channel 72 for all communications at the Rally
Locations & times subject to change
 

Friday, July 16 (Early Arrivals)
Get anchored. Feel free to meet and greet other members as they arrive.
You may contact: WINDIGO / James Dylewski 561-317-9492
Saturday, July 17
0800  Tune in for the upcoming day activities and news on VHF Channel 72
1200-1600  Check in time / register
(WINDIGO / James Dylewski 561-317-9492)
1700  BYOB Happy hour meet & greet with hors d’oeuvres
1800  Pot luck dinner ashore
Sunday, July 18
0800  Tune in for the upcoming day activities and news on VHF Channel 72
0815-0930  Breakfast ashore
1030-1300  Kayak / pontoon rides to explore the bay or relax 
1300-1400  Lunch on your own
1430-1600  Dinghy Poker Run win a prize
1730-1830  BYOB / Appetizers (bring to share)
1830  Dinner BBQ Chicken, ribs, and all the fixin’s
Monday, July 19
0800  Tune in for the upcoming day activities and news on VHF Channel 72
0815-0930  Breakfast ashore
1100-1300  Lighthouse or Coast Guard Station tour TBA
1300-1630  Lunch on your own
1700-1800  BYOB Happy hour
1800  Dinner ashore (grilling hot dogs, sausage, beans, salad)
Tuesday, July 20
0800  Tune in for highlights and news on VHF Channel 72
Morning goodbyes or stay longer... see the sights of Erie, if you wish!

For more information, please contact:  Rear Commodore Jim Ehrman at 330-697-8878 / jimsmarine@neo.rr.com or James Dylewski 561-317-9492 / sv.windigo@gmail.com