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Lake Superior

Lake Superior is an international body of water which borders not only Michigan, but also the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, as well as Canada. Measuring 350 miles across and 160 miles long, Lake Superior is the largest Great Lake by both area and volume. The lake has a maximum depth of 1332 feet, an average depth of 483 feet, and features several bays. Of special note is fact that Lake Superior is the coldest of the Great Lakes and has an average summer water temperature of 40 degrees. Sailing on these waters is popular and governed by both state and federal authorities (see coast guard info on the right). In addition, commercial freighter traffic and weather conditions need to be carefully considered.

Lake Ramps

Alger County: 3 Ramps
Baraga County: 2 Ramps
Chippewa County: 3 Ramps
Gogebic County: 1 Ramps
Houghton County: 2 Ramps
Keweenaw County: 2 Ramps
Marquette County: 2 Ramps
Ontonagon County: 2 Ramps

Lake Events

There are currently no events listed for this lake

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Lake Organizations

Lake Superior Yachting Association - Through 7 affiliate yacht clubs (from 3 states and Canada) the LYSA  promotes recreational sailing and organizes competitive events on Lake Superior


Onigaming Yacht ClubMarquette Yacht Club

Lake Resources  


Lake Saint Clair Navigation Map

Navigational charts provide information on lake depths, hazards, shipping channels and aids to navigation. Full size charts are required on commercial vessels and others as per USGC regulations. For recreational boaters, the National Oceanographic and Atmoshperic Administration produces this scaled-down, booklet version of these charts. Clicking on the image to the left will allow you to download charts for Lake Superior for home printing.








Public Ramps and Harbors

  • Click on the county links above to view public harbors/marinas (location and details) for Lake Superior

Commerical Marinas  nominate a business

  • Cinder Pond Marina - 906.228.0469 - Marquette, MI

Sailing Charters nominate a business

  • Superior Odyssey -  906.361.3668 - Marquette, MI

Sailboat Dealers (New and Used) nominate a business

  • Please see our statewide listing of new and used sailboat dealers

Sailing Equipment and Supplies nominate a business

Sail Lofts nominate a business

  • Although no lofts have been immediately identified for Lake Superior, check the Lake Michigan, Erie and St. Clair pages for lofts serving Michigan.

Sailing Schools and Lessons nominate a business

Marine Salvage & Repair  nominate a business




Businesses, please contact us for information on being included or enhanced in this section. Users, please contact us if any of the above businesses is not sail-friendly or to nominate others.

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