... you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So cast off. Sail from safe harborage. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain
Trophies and first, second, and third place prizes will be awarded in three different categories. Categories will include Best Sailboat, Best Power Boat (25ft-40ft), and Best Power Boat 41ft and over. All boats must be at least 25ft in order to participate in the competition. Trophies will be awarded the Sunday after the Parade at the Detroit Yacht Club. Additional prizes will also be presented in each category.
Interested applicants can click here for an application or call the Detroit Yacht Club at 313-824-1200. Applications must be completed and submitted by June 13, 2008. Boat owners can click here for tips on lighting their boats, or click here for a fact sheet.
On April 30, 2007, the Canadian government announced that, effective immediately, the Nexus
The three NEXUS programs (Air, Highway and Marine) were combined in 2006 into one program, now simply called NEXUS. You can use your NEXUS membership whether you travel by air, land or sea. NEXUS is a joint initiative of the Canada Border Services Agency and the U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection.
NEXUS Marine members must have their irises photographed for identification to use the air mode.
The card program has been expanded to cover all Canadian waterways, which means that recreational boaters, both U.S. and Canadian, holding Nexus cards will be able to check into Canada by phone from their boats throughout the great Lakes. NEXUS members can call 30 minutes to four hours ahead of time to a telephone reporting center in the marine mode. Previously, Canada has limited the use of Nexus to the area between Sarnia and the Welland Canal, although the U.S. government has accepted Nexus throughout the Great lakes for the last two years.
Notice to Mariners Link
The US Notice to Mariners provides timely marine safety information for the correction of all US Government navigation charts and publications from a wide variety of sources both foreign and domestic. To ensure the safety of life at sea, the information published in the Notice to Mariners is designed to provide for the correction of unclassified nautical charts, the Unclassified NGA/DLIS Catalog of Hydrographic Products, United States Coast Pilots, NGA List of Lights, USCG Light Lists, and other related nautical publications produced by NGA, NOS and the USCG.
The US Notice to Mariners corrects NGA and NOS charts using information collected from many sources, among them the Local Notice to Mariners published by the various US Coast Guard districts. The US Notice to Mariners will contain only those chart corrections of interest to ocean going vessels.
Copies of the US Notice to Mariners dating back to issue 29/1999 are available for viewing and downloading. Subscribe To NTM
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