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.
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.
This Saturday morning, December 7, at 10:30 am Eastern/9:30 am Central, join Captains Alex and Daria Blackwell for their excellent webinar, Happy Hooking - The Art of Anchoring. Whether cruising on the majestic Great Lakes or chartering in the Caribbean or beyond, understanding how to safely and effectively anchor is an essential skill. Knowing about anchors, rodes, anchorages and anchoring techniques is a prerequisite for enjoying an evening in a magically beautiful setting as well as getting a good night’s sleep while swinging from the hook. Click here for more information and to register for class.
GLCC School is starting its 10th school year! We're bringing you lots of informative webinars this year, including these coming up in November and December:
- 11/19 Introduction to Cruising the Great Lakes
11/26 Navigating Locks
12/7 Happy Hooking -- The Art of Anchoring
- 12/17 Introduction to Marine Radar
Click here to see all of our webinars that are open for registration. See you in class!
Congratulations to Port Captain Jim Lee (E-8 Mentor, OH) on completing the Great Lakes Singlehanded Society 2019 Lake Erie Solo Challenge this past August. Jim sailed single-handed from Toledo Beach, MI to Buffalo, NY and back to Erie, PA, 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.