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Destinations Clubs and Organizations: National and Great Lakes
Sea Kayaking Symposia Outfitting, Instruction and Guiding
Weather Winter Weather Lake Superior Webcams Odds and Ends


Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (WI)

Isle Royale National Park (MI)

Paddling Ontario (Canada)

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (MI)

Lake Superior Water Trail Association (MN shore water trail maps)

Minnesota Parks (MNDNR)

Neys Provincial Park (Ontario)
an underappreciated little gem, including Pic Island

Pukaskwa National Park (Ontario)

Lake Superior Provincial Park (Ontario)


Clubs and Organizations (National)

American Canoe Association (ACA)

British Canoe Union (BCU)

Florida Sea Kayakers Association
Lots of good general sea kayaking information.

Ontario Recreational Canoeing Association (ORCA)

an email discussion group for all aspects of sea kayaking


Clubs and Organizations (Great Lakes Region)

Minnesota Canoe Association

Inland Sea Kayakers
The other sea kayaking club based in the Twin Cities

Paddle Pushers
Brainerd, MN area club

Western Michigan Coastal Kayaker's Association

Mad City Paddlers (Madison, WI)


Sea Kayaking Symposia

Two Harbors Kayak Festival
Two Harbors, MN

Inland Sea Symposium
Bayfield, WI

Gulf Coast Sea Kayak Symposium
St Petersburg Florida


Outfitting, Instruction, and Guiding

Caribou Expeditions
Goulais River, Ontario, Canada
Caribou Expeditions

Living Adventure Inc.
Bayfield, WI

Naturally Superior Adventures
Wawa, Ontario

Nordic Sports
East Tawas, MI

Superior Coastal Sports (formerly Cascade Kayaks)
Grand Marais, MN

University of Sea Kayaking

Voyageurs Adventures
Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota

White Squall
Parry Sound, Ontario (Georgian Bay)



Weather Underground - everything wx

National Weather Service Forecasts for MN and WI
(Bayfield Forecast is under Duluth zone)

Duluth Office of National Weather Service
excellent site with marine forecasts, links to superior buoys and lightstation date, water temps, etc
NOTE: you need Netscape 6 or higher to view this site

Minnesota (and Wisconsin) Marine forecasts

Ontario Marine forecasts

Environment Canada weather forecasts

Jet Stream Position

USA combined radar map


Lake Superior Webcams

Bayfield, Wi Webcam (View of ferry docks with Basswood Island and Madeline Island in the background)

Duluth Shipping Channel (Lake Superior Marine Museum Association)

Duluth Webcam

Eagle Harbor, MI

Copper Harbor, MI

Soo Locks webcams

Granite Island Lightstation

Lake Superior at Rock Island Lodge Webcam - Wawa, Ontario, CA
(Naturally Superior Adventures)


Winter Weather

New Wind Chill Index Formula (2001)

Looking for open water? These might help...

NOAA Lakes Surface Environmental Analysis (GLSEA)

Great Lakes Coastal Forecasting System, GLCFS - Great Lakes Surface Temps and Ice

Minnesota Streamflow Conditions

Minnesota Climatology Group
Shows ice out line for inland lakes during spring,
good snow depth map and ski trail conditions in winter

Midwest Snow Depth (Wunderground)


Odds and Ends

Beacons in the Apostles
1999-2000 Mentorship Program

Canoe & Kayak Magazine

Great Lakes Storm Surges
Lake Superior: November 26-27, 2001
NOAA - Great Lakes Storm Surges Lake Superior: November 26-27, 2001
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute - Coastal Natural Hazards

Great Lakes Shipping
They don't call this site "boatnerd" for nothing.

Lighthouses of the Great Lakes

Maptech Server
You can print topo maps, nautical and aeronautical charts,
and navigational photos. (FREE!)

Novorca - Paddles for the 21st Century
Custom Built Carbon Fiber Greenland Style Kayak Paddles

Pete and Ed's books
books, videos & useful links for all types of paddlers

Wanna see a Tugboat roll? Or a super-sized strainer?

Free topograhphical and orthoimages of Canada


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