GLCC News

Today is December 8, 2019

Great Lakes Foundation Presents Grant to Rock to Ages Lighthouse Preservation Society

Bill Rohde - April 25, 2019

On Saturday, April 22nd, fourteen Great Lakes Cruising Club members led by GLCC Lake Superior Rear Commodore Jim Passe met in Duluth, MN, with Representatives from the Rock of Ages Lighthouse Preservation Society and National Park Service to present a $10,000 Grant to the Society from the Great Lakes Foundation. For more information about this grant, the Rock of Ages Lighthouse Preservation Society, and how you might get involved as a volunteer or supporter, click HERE.

2019 Lake Erie Rally

Cindy - April 24, 2019

It’s GLCC Derby Time!
Fast horses, Mint Juleps, and Derby traditions will abound at this year’s Lake Erie Rally! Join us for a weekend at the Derby, GLCC style, June 14–16, 2019, at the beautiful Leamington Marina in Leamington, Ont., Canada (E-34). Throughout the weekend you will experience the glamor, excitement and traditions of the renowned “Kentucky Derby”! Please click HERE for more information and registration.

Port Captain Introductions: Mel Wallbank

Cindy - April 17, 2019

Past Commodore Mel Wallbank has been appointed as Port Captain for Gore Bay, Ont. (NC-14). Mel was born in England, immigrated to Canada at 14 months of age and grew up in Cambridge and Kitchener, Ont. He started sailing in 1968 on a 13-foot Fireball dinghy on inland lakes and on Lake Huron in Southampton and Port Elgin. In 1976 he bought, trailered and sailed a Hobie 16 with enthusiasm. In 1982 he immigrated to Port Huron where he has lived since, for 36 years. He is married to Mariette Labrosse, who is a fine cruising companion and outstanding cook aboard Bliss. He is a proud father of a grown son and daughter, grandfather of three children. Please click here to read more!

Port Captain Introductions: Jim Willett

Cindy - April 4, 2019

     Jim Willett is our new Port Captain for Barcelona Harbor, N.Y. (E-3.5) & Conneaut, Ohio (E-5). If you stop by, please give him and Kathy a hearty "Ahoy!" Here's a little about their boating experiences...
     Kathy, the four kids and I relocated to Erie, Penn. in 1986, and I purchased our first sailboat, a Tanzer 22. It was our learning boat, and learning by watching others and reading all we could. Please click here to read further.

2019 Western Lake Erie Picnic

Cindy - April 2, 2019

Join us on June 1, 2019 at Herl’s Harbor Marina, East of Port Clinton, Ohio (E-16.8) for GLCC’s Western Lake Erie Picnic. The cost is $10 USD/pp and any GLCC members and their guests are welcome! We will have Chicken wings, hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, plates, plastic ware, napkins, soft drinks — and a good time! Please click here for more!

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