Charles' Final Journey (video courtesy of Adam Mastis): Friends and loved ones gather for the release of GLCC Past Commodore Charles W. Brittan Jr's ashes off the bow of fellow Past Commodore James C. Achesons' boat Lady J. GLCC Chaplain Nelson Stone presided with a commending eulogy. Charles served the Great Lakes Cruising Club membership for 17 years, from 1963 until 1984, as a Director, Treasurer, Rear Commodore, Vice Commodore, Commodore (1980-1981), and finally again as Director as well as Past Commodore in 1982-1984. He was a long-time resident of Illinois and retired to Belleview, Fla., where he resided with Sue Meyer. Please click here to view the video on YouTube.
Fall Lifeline — it's here once again, commencing the official end of summer. Soon we'll be stashing our boats and making preparations for the coming of winter. This fall issue of the Lifeline promises some good reads while looking back at the wonderful memories we've made around our Great Lakes. After the Rendezvous article and centerfold, Lifeline boasts the conclusion of Dave & Colleen Wray's Founders Award log. Port Captain Pat Somers wrote an informative book review on The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan. Remember to check out the 2019 Boat Show Schedule on p. 4 and a few save the dates — some fun events to look forward to in the non-boating months! Click here to access the 2018 fall Lifeline magazine, and here for updates and information on GLCC Events.
GLCC Members and guests are invited to attend the 47th Annual Lake Erie Regional Dinner Meeting at the Sandusky Yacht Club, Sandusky, Ohio (E-16) on 15 September 2018. There will be a cash bar, USD and credit cards for social hour at 1800 at the A-Dock pavilion. You are sure to enjoy the buffet dinner at 1900 with a choice of slow-roasted Prime Rib, paired with fried Lake Erie Perch, Chicken Marsala, Green Beans Almandine, Herb Roasted Redskins, Veggie Pasta and dessert of cheese cake and other sweets. Coffee, decaf, tea, or iced tea, all for only $50 USD per person. Please click here to read further.
The 2018 Border Rally will be held at the River Street Marina in Port Huron, Mich.(D-1), on August 24–26, hosted by Port Captains Dale and Teena Lashbrook. A fun weekend will be had by all. Both American and Canadian members are urged to attend. We have reserved 20 boat slips at the River Street Marina (810-984-9746 reservations) for the weekend. Please click here for more information.
The Great Lakes Cruising Club will hold the 2018 Lake Superior Rally at Port Superior Marina & Pike's Bay Marinas (S-192.5). Rally arrival day is Friday, August 17, and departure day is Sunday, August 19. The official start date is Friday, August 17, but many of us are arriving on Thursday, August 16 to take advantage of more fun! Read on here!