On Thursday, January 30, at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central, join experienced Lake Superior Cruiser Fred Bagley as he demystifies this most pristine of cruising lakes. This webinar, which can be purchased on its own or as part of a special 5-webinar Lake Superior series, has been refreshed and updated for 2020, and will take you from the Sault Locks at the lake's eastern end, west along the lake's Michigan and Wisconsin southern shores to the beautiful Apostle Islands, up Minnesota's northwest lakeshore and Isle Royale National Park, and finally exploring Ontario's breathtaking north and east wilderness shores from the Sault and Whitefish Bay west to the US shoreline. Don't miss Introduction to Cruising Lake Superior. Click here for more information and to register for class.
If you are planning a North Channel cruise would you like to know which anchorages are among the favorites of veteran cruisers? Would you like to learn where to find the best places to drop the anchor take great photos, go hiking, or exploring by dinghy? If your answers were yes, then on Tuesday, January 28, at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central, join experienced North Channel cruiser and GLCC Port Captain Joe McKeown as he provides even seasoned cruisers outstanding information that will help to maximize your experience in this pristine Great Lakes cruising area. Don't miss Favorite North Channel Anchorages. Click here for more information and to register for class.
The April Launch Weekend (April 24–26) will begin Friday afternoon with committee meetings at the Bavarian Inn Lodge from 1300 to 1630. After the meetings members are invited to go to Zehnder’s for Cocktails at 1700 followed by a Family Styled Buffet. After dinner attendees are free to visit the many shops and establishments in downtown Frankenmuth to continue the weekend fun.
The Director’s Meeting will begin on Saturday morning at the Bavarian Inn Lodge, members not attending will have an opportunity to visit either the Birch Run Retail Shops or Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland. In the afternoon, attendees are invited to learn how to make a pretzel at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant followed by lunch, afterward returning to pick up their pretzel to enjoy as an afternoon snack. Please click here for more...
Whatever Great Lakes region you’re near, there’s a boat show that needs you…
The 2020 Progressive Chicago Boat, RV, and Sail Show will be held on January 8–12 at McCormick Place. Arguably, one of the largest shows based on the number of square feet utilized. As with the other Midwest shows, the GLCC will once again have a booth that needs GLCC members to work it. It’s a lot of fun and a very rewarding experience. You will get to know other GLCC members, while explaining to non-members all the benefits of being a member.
But the main purpose of the booth is to recruit new members. The boat shows are one of the major sources of new members for the GLCC. And to make the job of selling the GLCC any easier than it already is, there is special boat-show-only pricing. Please click here to read more!
The US Corp of Army Engineers, Detroit District has released its prediction for Great Lakes water levels for the next 6 months. With water levels in 2019 being near or at record levels, the outlook for 2020 is even higher levels. This is going to continue to cause more shoreline erosion and damage to property. See the Monthly outlook: https://www.lre.usace.army.mil/Missions/Great-Lakes-Information/Great-Lakes-Water-Levels/Water-Level-Forecast/Monthly-Bulletin-of-Great-Lakes-Water-Levels/ and the outlook: https://www.lre.usace.army.mil/Missions/Great-Lakes-Information/Great-Lakes-Water-Levels/Water-Level-Forecast/Water-Level-Outlook/. Please note that these links are updated monthly.