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  • November 10, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    At the 2015 GLCC Annual General Meeting in London, ON, Executive Director of Georgian Bay Forever, David Sweetnam spoke on invasive species in the Great Lakes. The key message is to be vigilant and to help prevent invasive species from establishing themselves in these waters. Once established, the costs to eradicate them are extremely high. Here are some examples of the costs of invasive zebra mussels:  • Cost the power industry alone $3.1 billion in the 1993-1999 period • Impact on industries, businesses, and communities over $5 billion • Ontario Hydro reported zebra mussel impacts of $376,000 annually per generating station

    Georgian Bay Forever is a charity dedicated to scientific research and public education on Georgian Bay's aquatic ecosystem.  To learn more about their efforts, please visit GeorgianBayForever.

  • November 9, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    The GLCC now has a Facebook page, but we'd like help in reaching more Great Lakes boaters. You can start helping by simply inviting your Facebook friends to like the GLCC Facebook site. It's as simple as 1, 2, 3! To start click HERE.

  • October 7, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    The GLCC  has announced a new collaboration with the Cruising Club of America (CCA) to help make the CCA’s “Safety for Cruising Couples” seminar more widely and very affordably available over the internet. A news release was sent to 54 Publications, 101 US Yacht Clubs and 84 Canadian Yacht Clubs as part of the larger announcement on the start of GLCCSchool’s 2015-16 school year. For more information, to view the news release, and to learn how you can help further spread the word, click here.

  • July 26, 2015 at 11:14 AM

    Have you noticed something new on the home page?  We have replaced the rotating pictures with a new capability to view charts of the Great Lakes (or any place else in the world).  Navionics, known for their extensive set of charts for many brands of chart plotters, has provided the ability for users to look at charts in depth.  We are pleased to give our members and others this opportunity to explore the waters of the Great Lakes and further with this new tool.  Please note that one cannot create routes with this tool. Click on the Acknowledgements for further information.  Although this tool is rather intuitive to use, one can click here for further instructions.

  • July 9, 2015 at 1:56 AM

    The July 8th PBS News Hour featured a report on concerns about the aging oil pipeline crossing the Straits of Mackinac. To view click http://www.pbs.org/newshour/videos/#149344

  • June 23, 2015 at 1:18 PM

    Great Lakes Marine Weather Guru and GLCCSchool weather instructor Mark Thornton recently created several new climatology pages on his marine weather company's web site. To view the more detailed post about this analysis with links to each Great Lake click HERE. To look at a sample analysis for Lake Huron click Huron.

  • June 2, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    We can all cite innumerable examples of radio abuse by people keying their mic without first learning VHFbasics. Plus the potential life-saving capabilities of VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC), not to mention its convenience, seem to remain a mystery to many. Today's issue of Sail Magazine's electronic publication addresses both of those subjects. The article is short and well worth a read by both captain and crew. Check it out HERE.

  • June 1, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    GLCCSchool has just re-released recordings of two excellent Lake Huron webinars, Lake Huron North of the 45th by Lou Bruska and Lake Huron South of the 45th by Craig Murchison. Anyone can register for these webinar recordings, but as a special gift to participants in this summer's Rogers City Rendezvous on Lake Huron, we are making these webinars available to Rendezvous registrants free of charge. Rendezvous registrants will receive an email with a special discount code. Click here to view all of our available webinar recordings.

  • June 1, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    This week is your last chance to register for recordings of these great webinars: Cruising the Trent Severn Waterway with Wayne LeBlanc; What You Need to Know About Yacht Insurance with Al Golden; Invisible Forces that Create the Wind with Mark Thornton; and Managing your Battery’s Electrical Appetite: Batteries, Electrical Usage and More with Dave Seidman

    Get 'em while they last! Click here to see all of our available recordings.

  • April 23, 2015 at 12:54 PM

    Coincident with Earth Day BoatUS made its Clean Boating course available free. For more information and links to register click HERE.