Holland/Grand Haven Weather Buoy


**The 2017 fund drive is over.. please head to our 2018 fund drive** https://gofundme.com/2018psbuoy/


The 2017 weather buoy project is supported entirely by contributions from local government, businesses, organizations, and individual boaters.  This valuable asset to the Holland  and Grand Haven communities provides up-to-date lake conditions to weather forecasters, search and rescue personnel, and thousands of boaters and fishermen throughout the boating season.  Observations of wind speed, wave height, and water temperature were requested over 900,000 times in 2016 from almost 31,000 unique visitors, making it the most popular buoy in the Great Lakes. The buoy’s webcam also streamed high quality images and video to the web, showing exactly what conditions were like on the water.  Become a 2017 buoy supporter NOW.  Your contribution will fund the annual maintenance of the buoy, replacement of sensitive marine instruments, and technicians to keep the buoy fully operational from April to October.

**Visit us at the Grand Rapids Boat Show, Feb. 15-19**

******Key Sponsors******
Consumers Energy
Yacht Basin Marina
WOODTV8 (webcam)
TowBoat US Lake Michigan
Holland Steelheaders
BestChanceToo 




Data from the buoy is available here
http://greatlakesbuoys.org/station_page.php?station=45029

News stories about the buoy
http://woodtv.com/2016/05/23/donations-put-port-sheldon-buoy-back-on-the-water/

http://woodtv.com/2015/04/28/high-demand-buoys-back-on-lake-michigan/

http://greatlakesecho.org/2013/07/10/webcam-equipped-buoy-provides-great-lakes-data-for-forecasters-anglers/

http://www.hollandsentinel.com/article/20130611/NEWS/306119902

Donations (0)

  • Ted Vogel 
    • $50 
    • 30 mos
  • Thomas D Owens 
    • $20 
    • 30 mos
  • Troy Daniels 
    • $30 
    • 31 mos
  • Rodger Collins 
    • $250 
    • 31 mos
  • Mark Perkins 
    • $30 
    • 32 mos
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Organizer

Eddie Verhamme 
Organizer
Holland, MI
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