GLCC’s summer Lifeline is a reflection of our current situation in today’s version of pandemic reality. This issue of the Lifeline magazine is not as big as what has become its norm; however, it still has the same GLCC character that our membership represents and expects. We hope you enjoy this quick read before venturing out on your boat, safely and in a happy spirit! Along with the event previews, the continuation of the Founders Award log and summer safety article will help you focus on the season at hand. We invite you to take a guess at where the featured lighthouse is and please watch for events opening up this fall… info inside! Please click here to access the 2020 summer Lifeline magazine, and here for updates and information on GLCC Events.
We’d like to welcome Christine Moore Skrocki as newly appointed Port Captain for Caseville, Mich. (H-59) in addition to her title of Port Captain for Linwood, Mich. (H-62). Christine is a second-generation GLCC member. She has been boating her entire life. Her parents, Norman and Gloria Moore, would say "she was born on a boat". They became members of GLCC around 1978 when Chris was a young girl. She has participated in GLCC functions ever since. Please click here to read more!
Recreational boaters on the Great Lakes are facing unprecendented challenges stemming from efforts to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic and high water issues. With eight states, one province and innumerable local governments, boaters are finding that access to marinas and their services varies by jurisdiction.
The Harbor Reports Committee along with a team of volunteers have spent the last couple of weeks compiling data as to what marinas are open and what basic services are available. Click here to read more.
The National Weather Service is soliciting public comments regarding a proposal to revise their terminology around small craft advisories. The survey only takes a couple of minutes. You can weigh in with your thoughts here: https://www.weather.gov/apx/smallcraftheadlinesurvey
One often wonders what they could realistically do to personally help during the current COVID-19 crisis. We've just learned of one such opportunity for us cruising boaters. Sailcrafters, a sail loft in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, has temporarily shifted its business from making sails to making face shields for medical personnel for as long as needed. To find out what you could do to help with this worthwhile effort, even from a distance, click here.