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 Emergency Numbers

VHF Ch. 16 should be your primary source of communication in an emergency. Check your radios before you leave the harbor to make sure they are in proper working order.


A call to 911 will dispatch all resources needed for your emergency on the water.

Chicago Police Marine Unit     312-742-3203

US Coast Guard                             773-768-4093

Boater's Guide to Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats

NASBLA - Summer Safe Boating Tips

Light List

US Coast Guard MSU Chicago

US Coast Guard Departure Checklist

Harbor Info

UPV Exam Guidebook Under 100 GRT

Chicago Municipal Code - 10-40

Chicago Harbor

US Coast Guard Auxiliary

US Coast Guard Vessel and Equipment Checklist

A Boater's Guide to the Federal Requirements for Recreational Boaters

CDOT Bridge Lift Schedule

CHSC - Safety Recommendations and Guide to Rules and Regulations

Navigation Rules - International and Inland Waterways

US Coast Guard 9th District

US Coast Guard Boating Safety Guide

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

National On-Water Standards Program

Coast Pilot

US Coast Guard Station Calumet


Marine Safety Information Bulletins

Rental Boat Safety

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