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Support the Great Lakes Foundation with AmazonSmile

Cindy - June 16, 2020

Good news! AmazonSmile customers can now support the Great Lakes Foundation in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile... 

  • Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  • Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
  • Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. Click here for instructions.

For shopping on a computer or through your browser, just follow this link: and start shopping through AmazonSmile.

Note: the donation to the Foundation is from AmazonSmile, and not charged to your purchase.

Port Captain Introductions: Matt Perry

Cindy - June 12, 2020

Let's give our newly appointed Port Captain, Matt Perry for Bay Harbor, Mich. (M-5.5), a hearty welcome! Matt is a life-long sailor, who grew up on the East Coast with summers spent on Martha’s Vineyard. He started racing in Beach Boats, moving up to Rhodes 19, Shields and went to the nationals in an International 110. Family vacations included bare boat charters from Maine to NYC and the Caribbean before his parents purchased their Bristol 40. Please click here to read further. <

2020 Summer Lifeline: Available Now!

Cindy - May 28, 2020

GLCC’s summer Lifeline is a reflection of our current situation in today’s version of pandemic reality. This issue of the Lifeline magazine is not as big as what has become its norm; however, it still has the same GLCC character that our membership represents and expects. We hope you enjoy this quick read before venturing out on your boat, safely and in a happy spirit! Along with the event previews, the continuation of the Founders Award log and summer safety article will help you focus on the season at hand. We invite you to take a guess at where the featured lighthouse is and please watch for events opening up this fall… info inside! Please click here to access the 2020 summer Lifeline magazine, and here for updates and information on GLCC Events.

Port Captain Introductions: Christine Moore Skrocki

Cindy - May 14, 2020

     We’d like to welcome Christine Moore Skrocki as newly appointed Port Captain for Caseville, Mich. (H-59) in addition to her title of Port Captain for Linwood, Mich. (H-62). Christine is a second-generation GLCC member. She has been boating her entire life. Her parents, Norman and Gloria Moore, would say "she was born on a boat". They became members of GLCC around 1978 when Chris was a young girl. She has participated in GLCC functions ever since. Please click here to read more!

Summer 2020 - Important Boating Information

GDDeWeese - May 12, 2020

Recreational boaters on the Great Lakes are facing unprecendented challenges stemming from efforts to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic and high water issues. With eight states, one province and innumerable local governments, boaters are finding that access to marinas and their services varies by jurisdiction. 
The Harbor Reports Committee along with a team of volunteers have spent the last couple of weeks compiling data as to what marinas are open and what basic services are available. Click here to read more.