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  • June 11, 2020 at 9:13 AM

    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.

  • June 4, 2020 at 9:32 AM

    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. <

  • May 28, 2020 at 12:23 PM

    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.

  • May 14, 2020 at 12:22 PM

         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!

  • May 12, 2020 at 3:34 PM

    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.

  • April 16, 2020 at 3:26 PM

    The National Weather Service is soliciting public comments regarding a proposal to revise their terminology around small craft advisories. The survey only takes a couple of minutes.

  • April 15, 2020 at 2:17 PM

    One often wonders what they could realistically do to personally help during the current COVID-19 crisis. We've just learned of one such opportunity for us cruising boaters. Sailcrafters, a sail loft in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, has temporarily shifted its business from making sails to making face shields for medical personnel for as long as needed. To find out what you could do to help with this worthwhile effort, even from a distance, click here.

  • April 9, 2020 at 10:16 AM

    Looking for a way to contribute to your GLCC? Consider becoming a port captain. The harbor reports for each port in the Great Lakes are the mainstay of the Club, and Port Captains maintain the report for their port. Want to learn more? Contact Pam Jackson, Port Captain Coordinator, at (Photo by Rear Commodore (Ret.) Brad Somers: Past Commodore Niels Jensen and Port Captain Chester and Ceann Kolascz, 25-year members)

  • April 2, 2020 at 12:54 PM

    Here's a link to the North Shore Visitor's webpage about the whale sightings on Lake Supeior. It's always fun to follow the reports as they come in during the summer, mainly from along Minnesota's North Shore... and my appologies for posting the link one day later than it should have been. Please see

  • March 10, 2020 at 1:07 PM

    ​The spring edition of Lifeline is hot off the press! That is if you get it in the mail… If not, no worries because as a member, you have access to the online edition right here at your fingertips.

    The spring Lifeline helps your fitting out with a ten-point checklist, live webinars are in full-swing, there’s a new Lake Erie event in Geneva Start Park Marina this year, and a new Founders Award log. Please click here to read on.