London is a landlocked city in southwestern Ontario that Dave and Kathy Spencer have called home for most of their lives. Despite the absence of navigable water in London, Dave has spent most of his life sailing dinghies and runabouts thanks to a family cottage on the Trent Severn Waterway. Dave and Kathy didn’t get into the joys of cruising until 2005 when they bought a good old CS27. They got hooked while cruising from Bayfield, Ont. up to Georgian Bay’s North Channel and back several times. Since then, they have graduated to their beloved Catalina 34, Good Idea, and have moved their home port to Lion’s Head to enjoy its proximity to the North Channel and the wonderful anchorages on Georgian Bay within a couple of hours sail of Lion’s Head — perfect for a weekend getaway. Please click here to read more.
- December 7, 2016 at 10:06 AM
- November 25, 2016 at 6:14 PM
Member Fred Bagley, a frequent writer for sailing magazines, is featured in the 40th Anniversary issue of Cruising World. He writes about cruising into uncharted waters in Georgian Bay. Besides his wife Jennnifer, he credits GLCC members Jim & Bobbie Wooll and Ron & Jo Dwelle for leading him into "white" areas. Click the title to read his article "Uncharted on the Great Lakes."
- November 22, 2016 at 11:11 AM
Dan and Linda Cline, previous Port Captains for Port Sheldon (M-23.5) since January, 2014 have enjoyed cruising Lake Michigan on their Island Packet 320 sailboat since 2004. Originally berthed in Holland, Michigan, they recently moved to Traverse City this year and moved their boat Wildwood to Betsie Bay Marina in Frankfort (M-16) to be closer to their new home; subsequently becoming the harbors new GLCC Port Captains. Both are expecting to devote more time to exploring northern Lake Michigan, Green Bay, and the Great Lakes. Please click here to read further.
- November 5, 2016 at 3:14 AM
The 1884 wreck of the J.S. Seaverns has been located near Michipicoten Harbor along the remote Canadian Superior shore. A team of divers including Ken Merriman, recent speaker at the 2015 Lake Superior Dinner meeting, found the wreck and captured the stunning images and video in this article.
- November 2, 2016 at 10:43 AM
Andy has been sailing since summer camp back in the 1960s. In the 1990s he started sailing keel boats out of Bayfield on the east side of Lake Huron and has spent many summer weeks in and around Tobermory and in the North Channel. Several years ago he and Jann went to the dark side and became power boat cruisers, and relocated to Port Lambton. Please click here to read more!
- August 25, 2016 at 3:58 PM
Daniel DeWeese and Julie Thorndycraft on Gaviidae blog about the 2016 Wilderness Rally at http://gaviidaesails.com/ramblings/great-lakes-cruising-club-2016-wilde….
We want to congratulate Dan & Julie on being the winners of the 2016 Founders Award winners with their blog of their 2015 cruise. The blog will be published in an upcoming issue of the Lifeline.
- August 24, 2016 at 11:05 AM
Great Lakes Crusing Club Member Spotlight - Matthew Cook & Walt Grabowski GLCC members Matthew Cook and Walt Grabowski, are out on Lake Huron this month conducting an underwater inspection of the water intake. The sixteen foot wide, six mile long tunnel has a capacity of 400 million gallons a day, and was the site of one of the worst construction accidents in Michigan history. Click here to read more
- August 22, 2016 at 3:03 PM
This week's GLCC Facebook Page administrator's report noted that our GLCC FB page has now passed 500 likes, and one of the page's posts from last week has now reached over 3,700 viewers! The club's Facebook presence is positioned to help introduce our club to the broader boating community, hopefully attracting potential new GLCC members while complimenting the more club-specific content and information provided on the club's glcclub.com web site.Click here for more information and a link to the GLCC Facebook page.
- July 24, 2016 at 12:57 AM
The 2016 GLCC Rendezvous in Superior, Wisconsin, on western Lake Superior, wrapped up on Wednesday July 20th. What a fun-filled Rendezvous it was! For a recap of some of the Rendezvous events, including pictures of selected Rendezvous highlights, check out the several GLCC Facebook Page Rendezvous posts at https://www.facebook.com/glcclub/
- July 6, 2016 at 11:23 AM
A new report was added to Georgian Bay in the "Bad River to Killarney and Rattlesnake" it is GB-56 James Bay. We are grateful to Don Albanese for furnishing the report. Lou Bruska, Log Book Editor.