Winter Lifeline is here. Instead of a late fall — as most have hoped — we had an early winter, so this issue is apropos to this season! Inside, check out the Harbor Report Update Package changes for the 2020 season, past and upcoming event highlights, boat shows (volunteers always welcome), and the GLCCSchool kicks off its 10th season! Special notes: Please update your online profile as we will be sending the 2020 GLCC Membership Card in the spring. The Commodore and Lifeline Editor encourage your photo submissions for events along with Harbor Report updates from the areas you visit. Please click here to read more.
Let’s Celebrate the 110 Years of the Rock of Ages Lighthouse! The 34th Annual Lake Superior Mid-Winter Dinner will be held in Duluth, Minn. (S-187), on January 11, 2020. The highlight of the evening is a presentation about the Rock of Ages Lighthouse by David and Heather Gerth. David and Heather are director and assistant director of the Rock of Ages Lighthouse Preservation Society. They are leading the work of restoration with care, energy, and great skill. Last year, the Great Lakes Foundation (part of the GLCC) awarded a $10,000 grant to the Rock of Ages Lighthouse Preservation Society: https://rockofageslps.org/support-us/sponsorship. Please click HERE to read more.
Congratulations to Port Captain Jim Lee for Mentor, Ohio (E-8) on completing the Great Lakes Singlehanded Society 2019 Lake Erie Solo Challenge this past August. Jim sailed single-handed from Toledo Beach, Mich. to Buffalo, N.Y. and back to Erie, P.A., a distance of 271 nautical miles or 312 statute miles. One can follow his trip at http://woolamaloo.com/lake-erie-solo-challenge/. Click on the pictures to read the narrative.
Both Cristina (Crissie) and John (Jack) have a long history of sailing the Great Lakes, most notably Lake St. Clair, Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, and the North Channel, in various sailboats, spanning the last 40 years or so. They belong to Crescent Sail Yacht Club on Lake St. Clair, now as non-resident members.
Crissie has sailed in numerous Port Huron to Mackinac single handed races.
Crissie and Jack sailed, for several years, up and down the inter-coastal and over to the Bahamas. Please click here to read more!
Sign up soon for the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Great Lakes Cruising Club: Oct. 25–27 in resurgent downtown Detroit (D-54). Join friends old and new as we review the 2018-19 year, elect our officers and directors, and look ahead to great social and boating experiences in 2019-20 at the historic Detroit Yacht Club (DYC)! Attendees interested in a tour of the 95-year-old clubhouse can return to the DYC for an optional Sunday brunch (on your own), and a guided tour.
Our hotel will be the downtown Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. The Renaissance Center houses the headquarters of General Motors Corporation, includes the largest hotel in Michigan, and offers a variety of restaurants, shops, and vehicle displays (GM products of course). Be sure to make your reservation no later than Thursday, Oct. 3, at 1700 to secure the favorable GLCC rate of $155 USD per night online here or by phone at 877-901-6632. Please click here for further information, agenda, and registration.