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Dial-A-Buoy Great Lakes

The Dial-A-Buoy menu to the left provides the mariner with an easy to use system to receive current weather information for the Great Lakes area. The system is accessed through a toll free phone number allowing the mariner to gather up to date weather information any time and anywhere they can make a phone call.

The Station List

The tables below list the weather coast stations and buoys of the Great Lakes. We have broken them down by geographic area (individual lakes) to assist in locating the stations of importance to you. We have also converted the mixed character and number station id’s to their numeric equivalent to aid in dialing in the correct number.

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While not every station has been included, the list is comprehensive enough to provide very good coverage. If any errors are noted or if you would like to see a particular station included that we have left out, please e-mail us
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Dial-A-Buoy Downloads

The buoy and station lists can be downloaded for your personal use. The ZIP file contains the schedule in Adobe (.pdf) file format.

Great Lakes WX Reporting Stations

Name Station ID Location Description Wave Heights Status Phone ID
Lake Superior
Duluth DULM5 46°46’30"N / 92°05’36"W Duluth, MN     38565
North Duluth 45027 46°51’52"N / 91°55’45"W North of Duluth, MN     45027
Western Lake Superior 45028 46°48’42"N / 91°50’06"W 11 NM East of Duluth, MN Yes   45028
Port Wing PNGW3 46°47’32"N / 91°23’10"W Port Wing, WI     76493
Silver Bay SLVM5 47°16’08"N / 91°15’06"W 1.5 NM South of Silver Bay, MN     75865
Devils Island DISW3 47°04’48"N / 90°43’42"W 60 NM ENE of Duluth, MN     34793
Saxon Harbor SXHW3 46°33’45"N / 90°26’24"W 19 NM East of Ashland, WI     79493
Grand Marias GDMM5 47°44’54"N / 90°20’30"W Grand Marais, MN     43665
West Superior 45006 47°20’04"N / 89°47’36"W 34 NM NNW of Ontonagan, MI Yes   45006
Ontonagan OTNM4 46°52’25"N / 89°19’45"W Ontonagan, MI     68664
Rock of Ages ROAM4 47°52’00"N / 89°18’48"W 2 NM West of Isle Royale, MI     76264
Portage Canal 45023 47°16’44"N / 88°36’38"W 3 NM NNE of Keneewaw Waterway, MI Yes   45023
Portage Canal PCML4 47°16’32"N / 88°31’40"W 4 NM NW of Calumet, MI     72654
Passage Island PILM4 48°13’24"N / 88°22’00"W 3 NM NW of Isle Royale, MI     74564
Grand Traverse Bay GTRM4 47°10’44"N / 88°14’30"W 7 NM East of Lake Linden, MI     48764
South Keneewaw 45025 46°57’01"N / 88°24’34"W 2 NM South of Keneewaw Waterway, MI Yes   45025
Mid Superior 45001 48°03’49"N / 87°46’37"W 60 NM NNE of Hancock, MI Yes   45001
Big Bay BIGM4 46°49’47"N / 87°43’47"W Big Bay, MI     24464
Marquette MCGM4 46°32’42"N / 87°22’42"W Marquette, MI     62464
Stannard Rock STDM4 47°11’00"N / 87°13’30"W 21 NM SE of Manitou Is. MI     78364
Slate 45136 48°49’48"N / 86°57’00"W 8 NM NNE of Slate Islands, ON (PD) Yes   45136
East Superior 45004 47°35’03"N / 86°35’13"W 71 NM NE of Marquette, MI Yes   45004
Grand Marais GRMM4 46°40’47"N / 85°58’11"W 7 NM East of Au Sable Light, MI     47664
Whitefish Point WFPM4 46°45’43"N / 84°57’58"W Whitefish Point, MI     93764
Pt. Iroquois PTIM4 46°29’06"N / 84°37’54"W 12 NM East of Sault Ste. Marie, MI     78464
Name Station ID Location Description Wave Heights Status Phone ID
Lake Michigan
Naubinway NABM4 46°05’13"N / 85°26’35"W Naubinway, MI     62264
Port Inland PNLM4 45°58’12"N / 85°52’16"W 16 NM East of Manistique, MI     76564
Fairport FPTM4 45°37’08"N / 86°39’34"W 19 NM ESE of Escanaba, MI     37864
Little Traverse Bay 45022 45°24’11"N / 85°05’16"W 4 NM WSW of Harbor Springs, MI Yes   45022
North Michigan 45002 45°20’39"N / 86°24’31" W 19 NM NW of North Manitou Is., MI Yes   45002
Northport NPDW3 45°17’25"N / 86°58’40"W 9 NM NNE of Sister Bay, WI     67393
Chambers Island CBRW3 45°11’54"N / 87°21’35"W 10 NM West of Sister Bay, WI     22793
Sister Bay SYWW3 45°12’08"N / 87°07’15"W 0.9 North of Sister Bay, WI     79993
Grand Traverse Light GTLM4 45°12’38"N / 85°33’01"W 6 NM NNE of Northport, MI     48564
Menominee MNMM4 45°05’45"N / 87°35’24"W 2 NM ESE of Marinette, WI     66664
Traverse Bay #3 45021 45°02’53"N / 85°29’35"W 8 NM NE of Suttons Bay, MI Yes Out of Service 45021
Traverse Bay #1 45020 44°47’20"N / 85°36’16"W 2 NM NNE of Traverse City, MI Yes Out of Service 45020
Traverse Bay #2 GTBM4 44°46’00"N / 85°36’21"W Traverse City, MI   Out of Service 48264
Central Green Bay 45014 44°47’41"N / 87°45’32"W 19 NM NE of Green Bay, WI     45014
Green Bay Entrance GBLW3 44°39’18"N / 87°54’06"W 10 NM NNE of Green Bay, WI   Out of Service 42593
Algoma AGMW3 44°36’29"N / 87°25’59"W Algoma, WI     24693
Kewaunee KWNW3 44°27’54"N / 87°29’45"W Kewaunee. WI     59693
Manistee Harbor MEEM4 44°14’51"N / 86°20’44"W Manistee Harbor, MI     63364
Big Sable Point BSBM4 44°03’17"N / 86°30’50"W Big Sable Point, MI     27264
Ludington 45024 43°58’36"N / 86°33’36"W 5 NM WNW of Ludington, MI Yes   45024
Ludington LDTM4 43°56’48"N / 86°26’30"W Ludington, MI     53864
Sheboygan SGNW3 43°45’00"N / 87°41’30"W 1 NM East of Sheboygan, WI     74693
Port Washington PWAW3 43°23’15"N / 87°52’04"W Port Washington, WI     79293
Muskegon MKGM4 43°13’40"N / 86°20’20"W 4 NM West of Muskegon     65464
Muskegon 45161 43°10’43"N / 86°20’11"W 3 NM South of Muskegon Yes   45161
Atwater Park 45013 43°05’54"N / 87°50’59"W 5 NM NNE of Milwaukee, WI Yes   45013
Milwaukee MLWW3 43°02’44"N / 87°52’44"W 1 NM ENE of Milwaukee, WI     65993
Holland 45029 42°48’02"N / 86°15’51"W 3 NM NW of Holland, MI Yes   45029
Holland HLNM4 42°46’24"N / 86°12’46"W Holland, MI     45664
South Michigan 45007 42°40’25"N / 87°01’34"W 43 NM ESE of Milwaukee, WI Yes   45007
Kenosha KNSW3 42°35’20"N / 87°48’31"W Kenosha, WI     56793
South Haven SVNM4 42°24’05"N / 86°17’20"W South Haven, MI     78664
Waukegan WHRI2 42°21’38"N / 87°48’48"W 1 NM East of Waukegan, WI     94742
St. Joseph SJOM4 42°05’56"N / 86°29’39"W St. Joseph, MI     75664
St. Joseph 45026 41°58’57"N / 86°37’00"W 10 NM SSW of St. Joseph, MI Yes   45026
Chicago CHII2 42°00’00"N / 87°30’00"W 11 NM NE of Chicago, IL     24442
Calumet CMTI2 41°43’48"N / 87°32’18"W 9 NM SE of Chicago, IL     26842
Michigan MCYI3 41°43’43"N / 86°54’45"W 1 NM NNW of Michigan City, IN     62943
Burns Harbor BHRI3 41°38’48"N / 87°08’49"W 10 NM ENE of Gary, IN     24743
Name Station ID Location Description Wave Heights Status Phone ID
Lake Huron
Mackinaw MACM4 45°46’40"N / 84°43’10"W 2 NM South of Straits of Mackinac, MI     62264
De Tour DTLM4 45°59’30"N / 83°53’48"W De Tour Village, MI     38564
North Channel 45154 46°03’00"N / 82°38’24"W 16 NM SE of Blind River, ON Yes   45154
Cheboygan CYGM4 45°39’04"N / 84°28’19"W Cheboygan, MI     29464
Presque Isle Light PRIM4 45°21’22"N / 83°29’31"W Harbor View, MI     77464
Georgian Bay 45137 45°32’24"N / 81°00’36"W 32 NM East of Fitzwilliam Island, ON Yes   45137
N. Huron 45003 45°21’03"N / 82°50’23"W 37 NM NE of Alpens, MI Yes   45003
Alpena APNM4 45°03’35"N / 83°25’25"W 0.4 NM ESE of Alpena, MI     27664
Alpena 45162 44°59’03"N / 83°16’07"W 8 NM SE of Alpena, MI Yes   45162
South Georgian Bay 45143 44°56’24"N / 80°37’48"W 26 NM NNW of Owen Sound, ON Yes   45143
Sturgeon Point Light SPTM4 44°41’47"N / 83°16’23"W Harrisville, MI Yes   77864
South Huron 45008 44°17’00"N / 82°24’59"W 29 NM NE Port Austin, MI Yes   45008
Tawas TAWM4 44°15’22"N / 82°24’59"W Tawas City, MI     82964
Gravelly Shoals GSLM4 44°01’06"N / 83°32’14"W 15 NM South of Tawas City, MI   Out of Service 47564
Harbor Beach HRBM4 43°50’48"N / 82°38’36"W Harbor Beach, MI     47264
Saginaw SBLM4 43°48’21"N / 83°43’08"W 15 NM NE of Bay City, MI     72564
Sanilac PSCM4 43°25’21"N / 82°32’09"W Port Sanilac, MI     77264
Southern Huron 45149 43°22’24"N / 82°04’12"W 28 NM NNE of Sarnia, ON Yes   45149
Ft. Gratiot FTGM4 43°00’24"N / 82°25’24"W 0.5 NM North of Blue Water Bridge     38464
Name Station ID Location Description Wave Heights Status Phone ID
Lake St. Clair
Algonac AGCM4 42°37’16"N / 82°31’37"W Algonac, MI     24264
St. Clair Shores CLSM4 42°28’16"N / 82°52’36"W 2 NM SSE of St. Clair Shores, MI     25764
Lake St. Clair 45147 42°25’48"N / 82°40’48"W 20 NM ENE of Windsor, ON Yes   45147
St. Clair LSCM4 42°27’54"N / 82°45’18"W 7 NM ESE of St. Clair Shores, MI No Out of Service 57264
Name Station ID Location Description Wave Heights Status Phone ID
Lake Erie
Toledo Light THLO1 41°49’32"N / 83°11’37"W 11 NM SE of Monroe, MI     84561
Toledo THRO1 41°41’36"N / 83°28’18"W 4 NM NE of Toledo, OH     84761
South Bass SBIO1 41°37’42"N / 82°50’30"W 2 NM SW of Put-In-Bay, OH     72461
Marblehead MRHO1 41°32’42"N / 82°43’54"W Marblehead, OH     67461
Huron Light HHLO1 41°24’02"N / 82°32’43"W Huron, OH     44561
West Erie 45005 41°40’36"N / 82°23’54"W 28 NM NW of Cleveland, OH Yes   45005
Old Woman OWXO1 41°22’49"N / 82°30’29"W Old Woman Creek, OH     69961
Cleveland 45164 41°44’01"N / 81°41’54"W 14 NM North of Cleveland Yes   45164
Cleveland CNDO1 41°32’24"N / 81°38’06"W 4 NM NE of Cleveland, OH     26361
Fairport FAIO1 41°45’35"N / 81°16’52"W Fairport Harbor, OH     32461
Port Stanley 45132 42°28’12"N / 81°13’12"W 12 NM South of Port Stanley, ON Yes   45132
Geneva GELO1 41°51’35"N / 80°58’26"W 1 NM West of Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH     43561
Conneaut CBLO1 41°58’50"N / 80°33’19"W 2 NM North of Conneaut, OH     22561
Dunkirk DBLN6 42°29’36"N / 79°21’12"W Dunkirk, NY     32566
Port Colborne 45142 42°44’24"N / 79°17’24"W 9 NM SSW of Port Colborne, ON Yes   45142
Sturgeon OSTN6 42°41’29"N / 79°02’50"W 3 NM North of Angola, NY     67866
Buffalo BUFN6 42°52’36"N / 78°53’24"W Buffalo, NY     28366
Name Station ID Location Description Wave Heights Status Phone ID
Lake Ontario
West Lake Ontario 45139 43°15’36"N / 79°32’24"W 14 NM East of Hamilton, ON Yes   45139
Niagara YGNN6 43°15’41"N / 79°03’51"W 1 NM NNW of Youngstown, NY     94664
NW Lake Ontario 45159 43°46’12"N / 78°58’48"W 7 NM SSW of Whitby, ON Yes Out of Service 45159
Olcott OLCN6 43°20’26"N / 78°43’10"W Olcott, NY     65266
Rochester RCRN6 43°16’06"N / 77°37’30"W 8 NM North of Rochester, NY     72766
Rochester RPRN6 43°15’27"N / 77°35’32"W 6 NM North of Rochester, NY     77766
East Lake Ontario 45012 43°37’09"N / 77°24’18"W 20 NM NNE of Rochester, NY Yes   45012
Prince Edward 45135 43°47’24"N / 76°52’12"W 13 NM WNW of Pt. Petre, ON Yes   45135
Oswego OSGN6 43°27’48"N / 76°30’42"W Oswego, NY     67466