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  • May 30, 2018 at 11:35 AM

    Mike Kohut, who spends his winters in the in the Florida Keys and summers aboard his trawler, Blue Chip, has been appointed as the new Port Captain for Mackinaw City, Mich. (H-76.5). Let's give him a cheerful, "welcome aboard"!! Here's a bit about he and his wife's cruising experiences. Please click here to read more!

  • May 20, 2018 at 12:15 PM

    The US Customs and Border Patrol have announced a new cell phone or tablet app for pleasure boater for reporting their arrival into US.  This app, CBP ROAM (Reporting Offsite Arrival - Remote), can be downloaded from Google Play Store or Apple App Store at no cost.  One will need to set up an account at login.gov to create profiles about the travelers and conveyances. It can be used by all travelers coming into the US via private vessel no matter the nationality of the traveler or the vessel.  Please see https://www.cbp.gov/travel/pleasure-boats-private-flyers/pleasure-boat-….  Also, an article on theboatgalley website has additional information: https://theboatgalley.com/us-check-in-via-roam-app/

    For a complete review of check in requirements for both US and Canada, please see the revised article by Brad Somers, Rear Commodore (Ret), US and Canadian Border Reporting Requirements.

  • May 16, 2018 at 11:31 AM

    If you're heading through the Detroit River, please stop at Gross Ile, Mich. (D-74) and say hello to newly appointed Port Captain Thomas Buckley. He has been boating for over 50 years. His first boat was a 12-foot plywood kit by Montgomery Ward. He moved up from the 12-foot to present 47-foot Bayliner. He has spent time cruising the Great Lakes mostly on Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Lake Huron and the North Channel. He is a prior Marine Deputy and Boaters safety instructor, as well as a Boating Accident Investigator. He completed USCG 100-ton Master Licensing Course. Tom and his wife Carol live aboard their 47 Bayliner Motor Yacht from April to November. He is a Past Commodore for the West River Yacht & Cruising Club (2014).

  • April 25, 2018 at 9:54 AM

         Let’s give our newly appointed Deputy Port Captain Scott Ross for Lorain, Ohio (E-13) a warm welcome!      Scott has been boating on Lake Erie with his wife Betsy and family since 1988. They have owned their current boat, a 1988 Marinette fisherman for 19 seasons and currently dock at Son Rise Marina on Sandusky Bay. Please click here to read more.

  • March 26, 2018 at 1:56 PM

    The western part of Lake Erie has been declared as "impaired" by Ohio Gov. Kasich which will lead to tighter regulations for agriculture and others that release nutrients into the lake.  Lake Erie has experienced massive algae blooms in recent years and environmentalists have sued to have the lake declared impaired.  Ohio was the last holdout. Click here to read more.

  • February 26, 2018 at 8:12 AM

    Please welcome newly appointed Deputy Port Captain Bill Lehner for Sandusky, Ohio (E-16)!  Here's a brief bio on his nautical endeavours:    I have enjoyed boating since my preteen years as a “frequent” family activity. I am proud to have carried the love of the water on to our three grown children and soon-to-be six grandchildren. Karen and I have owned small sailboats (22, 27, and 32-foot) for the majority of our 48 years of marriage. Cruising areas have varied from local lakes and rivers, in my early years, to charters in the Florida Keys, Bahamas, Virgin Islands, The Dry Tortugas, Cuba, and ten fantastic days on a 45-foot Magic in the Greek Isles. Karen and I have enjoyed annual trips to the Lake Huron / Port Huron area. I have also participated in the delivery of several boats from Port Clinton to Philadelphia, and Long Island. Please click here to read more.

  • February 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM

    After over 80 years, the GLCC is still able to create new Harbor Reports.  Jim Wooll whose years of gunkholing around the Great Lakes has done it again with a new Harb

  • February 7, 2018 at 11:16 AM

    It’s that time of year when we release the 2018 edition of the Spring Harbor Reports Updates. This year’s packet is once again a glossy 4-color version of our online Harbor Reports. It contains 87 reports, for a total of 348 pages, and the packet includes an index of the contained reports. These reports have minor changes to the web-based reports as they are dated 2018, and contain new footers and headers better suited for the written report. As usual, the ordering information and pricing is available online or by calling the office. We are able to keep the price the same as last year.

  • November 28, 2017 at 8:49 AM

    WOW! Where does the time go?? It’s that time of year again. The 2018 Mid-America Boat Show is going on January 18–21. GLCC will have our presence here at the show and are asking for members to help with the booth. If you have never done it, you don’t know what you’re missing! Look at what you get for helping out. You meet all kinds of people! New boaters, experienced boaters, people just looking at getting into boating. You have the opportunity to show and tell what GLCC means to you and how it will help them enjoy the water. Please click here to read more.

  • November 14, 2017 at 10:44 AM

    The Toronto Boat Show will open its doors in less than two months and we need your help to make the Great Lakes Cruising Club’s (GLCC) participation a success!! This year the show runs from Saturday, January 12 to Sunday, January 21, 2017 inclusive (10 days). For more information about the show, check out their website. To read further please click here.