The western part of Lake Erie has been declared as "impaired" by Ohio Gov. Kasich which will lead to tighter regulations for agriculture and others that release nutrients into the lake. Lake Erie has experienced massive algae blooms in recent years and environmentalists have sued to have the lake declared impaired. Ohio was the last holdout. Click here to read more.
Please welcome newly appointed Deputy Port Captain Bill Lehner for Sandusky, Ohio (E-16)! Here's a brief bio on his nautical endeavours:
I have enjoyed boating since my preteen years as a “frequent” family activity. I am proud to have carried the love of the water on to our three grown children and soon-to-be six grandchildren. Karen and I have owned small sailboats (22, 27, and 32-foot) for the majority of our 48 years of marriage. Cruising areas have varied from local lakes and rivers, in my early years, to charters in the Florida Keys, Bahamas, Virgin Islands, The Dry Tortugas, Cuba, and ten fantastic days on a 45-foot Magic in the Greek Isles. Karen and I have enjoyed annual trips to the Lake Huron / Port Huron area. I have also participated in the delivery of several boats from Port Clinton to Philadelphia, and Long Island. Please click here to read more.
After over 80 years, the GLCC is still able to create new Harbor Reports. Jim Wooll whose years of gunkholing around the Great Lakes has done it again with a new Harbor Report. You will find it in the North Channel, North Shore Thessalon to Spanish. It is French Islands (NC-60). Thanks, Jim!
It’s that time of year when we release the 2018 edition of the Spring Harbor Reports Updates. This year’s packet is once again a glossy 4-color version of our online Harbor Reports. It contains 87 reports, for a total of 348 pages, and the packet includes an index of the contained reports. These reports have minor changes to the web-based reports as they are dated 2018, and contain new footers and headers better suited for the written report. As usual, the ordering information and pricing is available online or by calling the office. We are able to keep the price the same as last year.
Wake Up: It’s the 2018 Spring Awakening Joint Regional Membership Meeting! Join friends old and new to celebrate boat launch season at the 2018 GLCC Spring Awakening Dinner Meeting. This gathering is jointly hosted by the Detroit-Saginaw Bay and Southwestern Ontario Regions and is open to all club members and guests. Meetings will be held at Weber’s Boutique Hotel in Ann Arbor. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour and Italian buffet on the University of Michigan campus on Friday. Saturday offers an optional lunch with a bus tour of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan campus (including a private tour of U of M’s School of Environment and Sustainability). Professor Bradley Cardinale will speak on the interesting and informative topic, “Towards a better model for achieving sustainable use of the Great Lakes”, following Saturday's dinner. Please click here for more information and registration.