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Abandoned Boat Sale

The Chicago Harbors will be taking bids on several abandoned boats and personal water craft left in the Chicago Harbors. The boats listed will be available for viewing and inspection at the above specified date and time. Any interested parties may submit an offer to purchase any of the boats below. All boats are sold […]

Harbor Closing Notice

The Chicago Harbors close at 11:59 pm on Thursday October 31, 2019.  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. 2019 Late Leaver Notice Apply for Late Leaver Permit

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 […]