NOAA Great Lakes Portal »
Wave Heights, weather for each lake, etc.
Harrison - Dever Crib »
Realtime meteorological data for the Chicago area.
South Lake Michigan Buoy »
National Weather Service Forecast »
National Weather Service »
Five day forecast for the waters beyond five nautical mile from the Chicago shore.
US Army Corps of Engineers »
Weekly Great Lakes Water Levels.
Weather facts and forecasts, maps, radar, and satellite imagery.
Yacht Clubs, Harbors, and Marinas
Chicago Yacht Club »
Burnham Park Yacht Club »
Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club »
Columbia Yacht Club »
Diversey Yacht Club »
Hammond Marina »
Milwaukee Yacht Club »
Racine Yacht Club »
South Shore Yacht Club »
Waukegan Yacht Club »
Waukegan Harbor »
North Point Marina »
Regional Boating Information
Illinois DNR »
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources page for Boat Licenses, Permits, Registration & other Information.
Resources include: online registration, PDF forms, and more.
Wisconsin DNR »
Information on registering and titling your boat in Wisconsin.
Michigan Secretary of State »
Download forms to register and title your boat in Michigan.
Chicago Harbor Information »
Operated by Westrec, this website contains all the information you need regarding Chicago Harbors including mooring application forms, harbor rates, etc.
National Boating Resources
US Coast Guard EPIRB Information »
Emergency position indicating radiobeacons (EPIRBs), devices which cost from $200 to about $1500, are designed to save your life if you get into trouble by alerting rescue authorities and indicating your location. EPIRB types are described on this page.
US Coast Guard Documentation »
Vessel documentation is a national form of registration that provides conclusive evidence of nationality for
international purposes, provides for unhindered commerce between the states, and admits vessels to certain
Boater Education Courses »
Safe boating courses will improve your water safety and boating skills and may qualify you for a discount on
your boat insurance. Obtain your boat safety certificate issued by your state government. Test how much you
know about boating regulation and boat safety, free of charge.