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  • May 21, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    GLCCSchool weather instructor Mark Thornton recently put together a handy "Marine Weather Dashboard" on his weather forecasting web site. The new dashboard provides an easy to use consolidated window into a wealth of Great Lakes weather information. To check it out click Great Lakes Marine Weather, and then simply click on any lake name or weather product tile for additional detail.

  • May 15, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    This month we continue our journey Southward through the Great Lakes.  We are stopping at a busy commercial harbor on the western side of the Bruce Peninsula.

  • May 14, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    If you’ll be traveling to the Leamington Rendezvous this summer from a port above Lake Erie you’d be well advised to read harbor report D-0 for information on traversing the St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River.There you’ll find details of not only the 25 ports and anchorages along the way but also critical advice on applicable charts, currents, ferry crossings, unique aids to navigation, speed restrictions, international border issues and more.Be sure to also read the harbor reports of some of the more significant individual ports in the area to learn of special treatment of GLCC members, such as in Port Huron and Sarnia.Then, of course, there’s the newly updated report on Leamington itself, where all the fun begins on 13 July.

  • April 15, 2014 at 7:44 AM

    Having left the North Channel, this month we find ourselves in Tobermory.  The 1951 report for the gateway to lower Georgian Bay is rather sparse, it does, however, get you there.  We are blessed with a much fuller picture of the town and its amenities in the Club's current edition.  Please click

  • April 14, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    It won't be long before mariners and the boating public will have a wider choice of options and special services when they purchase NOAA paper nautical charts, thanks to NOAA's expanded "print-on-demand" chart production and distribution system, Coast Survey officials announced April 4, 2014. Coast Survey recently certified new print-on-demand chart printing agents, and gave them the flexibility to offer different color palettes, various papers, a cleaner margin, and a range of services. To read more about this new service click here.

  • April 2, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    If you’re planning to attend the GLCC Rendezvous in July, you might consider stopping in Huron, Ohio for a nights visit. Huron has much to offer from great food to wonderful entertainment. Click here to read on.

  • March 15, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    I’m often asked, if I been to the North Channel. I say yes, and the next question is have I been to Baie Fine? Again, I answer in the affirmative. Even non-boaters are intrigued by the place. It’s been said the rocks don’t move. The trick is: to know where they are. The information in 1949 was a little sketchy, but thanks to hundreds, maybe thousands, of cruises by our members things are a little clearer now. The rocks and the Pool are still there, but our report makes it a little safer to venture in. Enjoy the look back in time to the Club’s 1949 report (Click here), and then check out the current report, NC-83, for the latest.

  • February 27, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    Time lapse satellite imagery shows the Great Lakes icing over in one of the coldest winters in memory.

    Have you ever had the time or the bird's eye view of a lake as it freezes? We all know it's been unusually cold this season. Click here to see what's been happening in our Great Lakes and read the article by Bryan Walsh from the Science & Space section in TIME's web magazine.

  • February 27, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    This anniversary issue has updated program information about the 2014 Rendezvous at Leamington, ON; many other summer events; updates from winter gatherings; boating information you can use in preparation for summer cruising; as well as boat show reports. Information & registration forms for upcoming events are available via the Events page. Click HERE to read the latest issue of the Lifeline.

  • January 22, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Her Diamond, a 1991 Freedom 38 sailed by recent members Bob and Sheila Allenick, is the featured boat in the January, 2014 issue of Good Old Boat.  Currently they cruise the Great Lakes but hope