Ahh, spring... If you’re in the northern region of the States, you might not be feeling it yet. Just like the spring issue of Lifeline, you know it's coming! This edition has many events in store for the boating season. The first installation of the Founders Award about Niels & Vicki Jensen’s 42-day, 3 Great Lakes Cruise is a good read, with enticing photos that’ll get you thinking of summer. There are recaps of past events and boat shows, a handful of new Port Captains, new Members, and the popular lighthouse trivia dedicated page, which also has our Calendar of Events. We hope you enjoy some light reading while the harbors thaw! Click here to access the 2019 spring Lifeline magazine, and here for updates and information on GLCC Events.
- February 28, 2019 at 8:21 AM
- January 29, 2019 at 1:12 PM
Now is the time to join the Great Lakes Cruising Club during our annual January and February Membership Drive. Click here to join and save $25 off the $90 initiation fee during January and February. Watch a quick video about the Club here.
- January 10, 2019 at 8:35 AM
Please join us in welcoming Mary Micket as newly appointed Port Captain for Irondequoit Bay, N.Y. (O-5.7). Mary has volunteered the past few years in the GLCC booth at the Toronto Boat Show and attended the Lake Ontario Rally for many years. This year she is part of the event’s planning committee. As Port Captain, she looks forward to helping fellow GLCC cruisers visiting Irondequoit Bay. Here's a bit about her and her husband's crusing experiences... My husband Wes and I began boating in the late 1980s by renting house boats and cruising in the Thousand Island area of the St. Lawrence River. In 2001 we purchased our first boat, a 32-foot Wellcraft cabin cruiser. Southpoint Marina in the Irondequiot Bay is minutes from our home and we enjoyed many nice weeknights onboard after work. Please click here to read more..
- December 27, 2018 at 10:55 AM
Congratulations to newly appointed Port Captains George Dew and Hélène Carrière for Collins Bay, Ont. (O-14)! George is a retired engineer / project manager; Hélène is a retired university administrator. Residents of Gatineau, Québec, they have sailed out of Collins Bay since 2017. Both learned to sail while members of the Georgian Bay Sailing Centre, which operated out of Parry Sound in the early 1980s. From the first time they met on a dock in Parry Sound they cruised together on the club’s Edel 22 and Gib’Sea 36. During that time George’s experience also included two Great Lakes transport trips between Parry Sound and Kingston (Lake Ontario) via the lakes and the Welland Canal. Please click here to read on.
- December 13, 2018 at 10:50 AM
We welcome new Port Captains for Marblehead, Ohio (E-16.6) Alan & Eileen Clark. Here’s what Alan had to say in their bio… While raising two children we were looking for a way to bring the family closer and eliminate outside distractions. We have always had a love for water. Sailing looked so relaxing while challenging and intriguing, it enticed us look further into this sport. I started sailing when I was 40 and coaxed my wife Eileen into it also! On Grand Lake St. Marys, Ohio, we raced and cruised a Catalina 22 for ten years. We then moved up to a Catalina 25, racing and cruising on Grand Lake St. Marys for eleven years. We trailered our Catalina 25 to Cleveland for their race week (we took second place!). This was our first experience on Lake Erie with our boat. Please click here to read more.
- December 4, 2018 at 9:49 AM
This issue of the Lifeline will be a nice read as you relax in your favorite arm chair by the fireplace. The winter issue has lots of information on coming events including Spring Break 2019 and updates on past times. The cover is unique in that the photo refers to the flow of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Foundation updates us on how the annual “Bilge Auction” plays a big part in grant accrual and asks that members keep supporting and look for opportunities to allocate donations. The highlight of the issue is the Annual General Membership Meeting article where we learn who has been appointed/re-appointed to our board. Finally, the editor has taken the liberty to post a couple safety-related articles, which you are urged to read! Remember to check out the 2019 Boat Show information on page 8. Click here to access the 2018 winter Lifeline magazine, and here for updates and information on GLCC Events.
- November 20, 2018 at 12:31 PM
Director (and Rear Commodore (Ret)) Mark Lifter was recently presented the Theuerkorn Award by the Detroit Yacht Club for his outstanding contribution to that organization. Mark has been the President of the DYC Foundation since its formation which has overseen the restoration of the historic DYC building which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Mark received the award from DYC Commodore Ray Batt. Also an active member of the GLCC, Mark is currently a Director, was Rear Commodore, Region 47 for 5 year and is Port Captain, Detroit (M-54),
- November 20, 2018 at 12:06 PM
One of the highlights of the presentations made during the Annual Meeting Dinner are the awards given to our members for outstanding contributions to the GLCC. This year, the award recipients are Past Commodore Niels and Vicki Jensen (Founders Award), Port Captains Sandi & Bill Matley (Award of Merit), and Port Captain Cynthia Sunstrum (Kivell Award). Click here to review the purpose of the awards. Other presentations made at the dinner were Awards of Appreciation to retiring Board members Rear Commodores Roger Hankle and Bob Ogur and Director Vern Meyer. Jim Ehrman was presented his burgee for being elected Rear Commodore, Region 53. Picture is of Port Captain Cynthia Sunstum receiving her award from Commodore Rich Barzyk.
- November 6, 2018 at 11:14 AM
Stephanie and Paul Carrico have been connected to the Northern Michigan (Oscoda to Alpena) area for the last decade, having met in Alpena prior to getting married. They currently reside in Oscoda during the summer months. Please welcome them as newly appointed Port Captains for Oscoda (AuSable River) (H-64), Harrisville (H-64.5) & Alpena (H-66), Mich. Paul has been boating his whole life, primarily on powerboats, but has some sailboat racing experience. Stephanie came to boating through sailing, racing Hobie Cats in the Pacific while attending high school. Please click here to read further.
- October 30, 2018 at 9:05 AM
The Toronto International Boat Show is coming up and we need your help to make the Great Lakes Cruising Club’s (GLCC) participation a success!! This year the show runs from Friday, Jan. 18 to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 inclusive (10 days). For more information about the show, check out the event website. Boat shows are always good opportunities to promote the club and solicit new members. This will be the nineteenth consecutive year that the GLCC has had a booth at the Toronto Boat Show. Our new booth location (1740A) has proven very successful in attracting more persons to inquire about the GLCC. Please click here to read further.