BUOY RESOURCES

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Please use the following resources to learn more about observational buoys in the Great Lakes and around the world.



Buoy Data:

National Data Buoy Center (NDBC)

NDBC, zoomed in on southern Lake Michigan

Great Lakes Observing Systems (GLOS)

Great Lakes Buoys



Great Lakes Webcams:

LimnoTech Webcam Gallery

Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory Webcams



Wind and Wave Data:

NOAA Great Lakes Coastal Forecasting System (GLFCS)

SAILFLOW

Owned by
Illinois Indiana Sea Grant and Purdue University Civil Engineering

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Located four miles off Michigan City

(N41.75532, W86.96847)

The buoy is located in about 62’ of water. Attached to a ton-weight concrete anchor, the 500-lb buoy can be seen with 7’ above the surface and 8’ below. The buoy is outfitted with a flashing beacon light as required by law.

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program
University of Illinois
1101 W. Peabody Drive
374 National Soybean Research Center, MC-635
Urbana, IL 61801
Ph: 217.333.6444 | Fax: 217.333.8046
University of Illinois Extensio
Sea Grant
NOAA
Purdue University