The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry have moved caribou off of Michipicoten Island to the Slate Islands in order to keep the population from being decimated by wolves. Wolves crossed ice bridges in 2013 thru 2015 and since then the caribou population has dwindled from 450 to less than 30. It is hoped that the caribou will be able to survive in the Slates where the wolves have moved on. Click here to read more articles.
The Holidays are fast approaching — so, If you've been puzzled trying to find the perfect gift for that special person, we've got just what you need... a trip down the Florida Keys to Marathon Island! Celebrate good times with your friends and/or family during the 2018 GLCC Spring Break, happening February 12–15. Click here to read on!
WOW! Where does the time go?? It’s that time of year again. The 2018 Mid-America Boat Show is going on January 18–21. GLCC will have our presence here at the show and are asking for members to help with the booth. If you have never done it, you don’t know what you’re missing! Look at what you get for helping out. You meet all kinds of people! New boaters, experienced boaters, people just looking at getting into boating. You have the opportunity to show and tell what GLCC means to you and how it will help them enjoy the water. Please click here to read more.
The Toronto Boat Show will open its doors in less than two months and we need your help to make the Great Lakes Cruising Club’s (GLCC) participation a success!! This year the show runs from Saturday, January 12 to Sunday, January 21, 2017 inclusive (10 days). For more information about the show, check out their website. To read further please click here.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently completed an emergency dredging project in Keweenaw County to restore the Grand Traverse Harbor channel for commercial and recreational boating. The $246,230 dredging project, undertaken by Marine Tech, LLC of Duluth, Minnesota, through the DNR’s Parks and Recreation Division, pumped 9,000 cubic yards of sand to a beach area north of the harbor. Previous dredging at the harbor was done by the DNR in 2015 and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2009 and 2003.
Meanwhile, more extensive sand removal and containment efforts are needed to protect important lake trout and whitefish spawning habitat on Buffalo Reef and a juvenile whitefish area south of the Grand Traverse Harbor, which is situated on the east side of the Keweenaw Peninsula, northeast of Lake Linden. Read rest of article.