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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

DESTINATIONS

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (WI)
http://www.nps.gov/apis/

Isle Royale National Park (MI)
http://www.nps.gov/isro/index.htm

Paddling Ontario (Canada)
http://www.paddlingontario.com

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (MI)
http://www.nps.gov/piro/index.htm

Lake Superior Water Trail Association (MN shore water trail maps)
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/kayaking/lswt/index.html

Minnesota Parks (MNDNR)
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/index.html.

Neys Provincial Park (Ontario)
an underappreciated little gem, including Pic Island
http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/neys.html

Pukaskwa National Park (Ontario)
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/on/pukaskwa/index_e.asp

Lake Superior Provincial Park (Ontario)
http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/lakes.html

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Clubs and Organizations (National)

American Canoe Association (ACA)
http://www.americancanoe.org/site/c.lvIZIkNZJuE/b.4085469/k.BF93/Home.htm

British Canoe Union (BCU)
http://www.bcu.org.uk

Florida Sea Kayakers Association
Lots of good general sea kayaking information.
http://www.clubkayak.com/fska/

Ontario Recreational Canoeing Association (ORCA)
http://www.orca.on.ca/

Paddlewise
an email discussion group for all aspects of sea kayaking
http://www.paddlewise.net/

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Clubs and Organizations (Great Lakes Region)

Minnesota Canoe Association
http://www.canoe-kayak.org/

Inland Sea Kayakers
The other sea kayaking club based in the Twin Cities
http://www.isk.canoe-kayak.org/

Paddle Pushers
Brainerd, MN area club
http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Gorge/4657

Western Michigan Coastal Kayaker's Association
http://www.wmcka.org/

Mad City Paddlers (Madison, WI)
http://www.geocities.com/madcitypaddler/index.html

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Sea Kayaking Symposia

Two Harbors Kayak Festival
August
Two Harbors, MN
http://www.kayakfestival.org/

Inland Sea Symposium
June
Bayfield, WI
http://www.inlandsea.org/

Gulf Coast Sea Kayak Symposium
February
St Petersburg Florida
Register: www.sweetwaterkayaks.com

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Outfitting, Instruction, and Guiding

Caribou Expeditions
Goulais River, Ontario, Canada
Caribou Expeditions

Living Adventure Inc.
Bayfield, WI
http://www.livingadventure.com

Naturally Superior Adventures
Wawa, Ontario
http://www.naturallysuperior.com

Nordic Sports
East Tawas, MI
http://www.n-sport.com/

Superior Coastal Sports (formerly Cascade Kayaks)
Grand Marais, MN
http://www.superiorcoastal.com/

University of Sea Kayaking
http://www.useakayak.org

Voyageurs Adventures
Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota
http://www.voyageursadventures.com

White Squall
Parry Sound, Ontario (Georgian Bay)
http://www.whitesquall.com/

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Weather

Weather Underground - everything wx
http://www.wunderground.com/

National Weather Service Forecasts for MN and WI
(Bayfield Forecast is under Duluth zone)
http://twister.sbs.ohio-state.edu/state/minnesota/minnesota.html

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
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/dlh/marine.htm

Minnesota (and Wisconsin) Marine forecasts
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/zone/gtlakes/glcstmz.htm

Ontario Marine forecasts
http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/natmarine/great_lks/index_e.html

Environment Canada weather forecasts
http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/canada_e.html

Jet Stream Position
http://www.weatherimages.org/data/imag192.html

USA combined radar map
www.accuweather.com

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Lake Superior Webcams

Bayfield, Wi Webcam (View of ferry docks with Basswood Island and Madeline Island in the background)
http://www.kerrart.com/bayfieldwisconsa.html

Duluth Shipping Channel (Lake Superior Marine Museum Association)
http://lsmma.com/webcam.htm

Duluth Webcam
http://www.allete.com/lakecam/

Eagle Harbor, MI
http://www.cableamerica.com/Michigan/Lake.shtml

Copper Harbor, MI
http://www.aviewfromthefield.com/livecam.html

Soo Locks webcams
http://www.crrel.usace.army.mil/ierd/webcams/soo/

Granite Island Lightstation
http://www.graniteisland.com/webcamp.shtml

Lake Superior at Rock Island Lodge Webcam - Wawa, Ontario, CA
(Naturally Superior Adventures)
http://www.wawawebcam.ca/content/view/13/41/

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Winter Weather

New Wind Chill Index Formula (2001)
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories/s720.htm

Looking for open water? These might help...

NOAA Lakes Surface Environmental Analysis (GLSEA)
http://coastwatch.glerl.noaa.gov/glsea/glsea.gif

Great Lakes Coastal Forecasting System, GLCFS - Great Lakes Surface Temps and Ice
http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/glcfs/

Minnesota Streamflow Conditions
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/MN/nwis/current/?type=flow

Minnesota Climatology Group
Shows ice out line for inland lakes during spring,
good snow depth map and ski trail conditions in winter
http://climate.umn.edu/

Midwest Snow Depth (Wunderground)
http://www.wunderground.com/US/Region/Midwest/2xSnowDepth.gif

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Odds and Ends

Beacons in the Apostles
1999-2000 Mentorship Program
http://www.skoac.org/BITA

Canoe & Kayak Magazine
http://www.canoekayak.com

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.
http://www.boatnerd.com/

Lighthouses of the Great Lakes
http://lighthouse.boatnerd.com/

Maptech Server
You can print topo maps, nautical and aeronautical charts,
and navigational photos. (FREE!)
http://mapserver.maptech.com/homepage/index.cfm?type=1

Novorca - Paddles for the 21st Century
Custom Built Carbon Fiber Greenland Style Kayak Paddles
http://www.NOVORCA.com

Pete and Ed's books
books, videos & useful links for all types of paddlers
http://peteandedbooks.com

Wanna see a Tugboat roll? Or a super-sized strainer?
http://koti.mbnet.fi/~soldier/towboat.htm

Toporama
Free topograhphical and orthoimages of Canada
http://toporama.cits.rncan.gc.ca/

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