Skip to main content

Boreal Emergency Preparedness Portal

About Lake Superior Safety.

Jan 26, 2018 07:44AM ● By Editor

About Lake Superior Safety.

Residents and visitors to our area love “Gitche Gumee” – the Ojibwae name for Lake Superior.  This vast body of water is truly a wonder of nature.  But it also represents great danger for those that are not informed about the risks of navigating or swimming in the world’s largest fresh water lake.

The Minnesota waters of Lake Superior are regulated by both the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the United States Coast Guard.

 As more people turn to the waters of Lake Superior for fishing and boating, the importance of boating safety can't be overemphasized.  Lake Superior, the Twin Ports harbor and lower St. Louis River offer a variety of boating experience not found elsewhere on Minnesota waters. Yet, this exciting contrast of quiet backwaters, the busy international seaport and awesome inland sea requires a mastery of small boat seamanship, a thorough knowledge of piloting rules and equipment regulations, a sharp eye for the weather and the lifelong habit of safe boating practices.

For a detailed list of precautions and regulations regarding venturing our on Lake Superior, read this information from the Minnesota DNR. http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/water_access/harbors/boatingsafety.html

For current weather forecasts and wave condition forecasts for Lake Superior, follow this link the National Weather Service Lake Superior Marine Forecast.

ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/raw/fz/fzus53.kdlh.nsh.dlh.txt

 

Upcoming Events Near You

No Events in the next 21 days.

CodeRed