High Water Hazards Video

Lake Michigan is at record high water levels and the danger of submerged obstacles has grown significantly. The below video is provided to highlight many – but not all – of the most common hazards seen along the lakefront. A reminder that ultimately, safe navigation is the responsibility of the boater…please be safe this summer! […]

Chicago Harbor Office Closed

Due to the Lake Shake Country Music Festival at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, the Chicago Harbor Office will be closed on Saturday June 22, 2019.  We will re-open Monday June 24th at 8:30 am.  All local Harbor offices will be open on their normal schedules.

High-Water Levels

Lake Michigan water levels are higher than they have been in decades and are proving to be very challenging for all of us this year.  The current water levels are about 8” higher than last year and are expected to go even higher in June and July.  We recognize that this is going to create […]

Harbor Improvements

Dear Chicago Harbors customers, As the harbor system starts to thaw and we begin to look forward to another fantastic Chicago boating season, we are pleased to announce the start of a multi-year harbor renovation plan, the first phase of which will see $7 million worth of new improvements over the next three years. We […]

Weather Alert

Due the projected extreme cold, the following locations will be closed.   Chicago Harbors Main Office – Closed Wednesday January 30th, Thursday January 31st To be Determined 31st Street Boat Storage – Closed Wednesday January 30th and Thursday January 31st Maggie Daley Ice Rink – Closed Wednesday January 30th and Thursday January 31st Millennium Ice […]

Harbor Closing Notice

The Chicago Harbors close at 11:59 pm on Wednesday October 31, 2018.  All boats except those with Late Leaver permits must vacate the harbors by this time.  Please click on the link below to see the full notice. Harbor Closing and Late Leaver Notice