Holland/Grand Haven Weather Buoy

$7,575 of $15.6k goal

Raised by 56 people in 3 months
Eddie Verhamme  HOLLAND, MI

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
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Update 3
Posted by Edward Verhamme
4 days ago
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Thank you to everyone that has donated! Please continue to spread the word about the buoy! We deployed the buoy on April 12 due to the strong show of support! We are continuing to raise funds to reach our goal to ensure the project is fully funded. Stickers will be mailed next week. Please don't hesitate to email me directly at everhamme@limno.com with any questions. -Ed
Buoy Deployed on April 12, 2017
Buoy being towed out
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Update 2
Posted by Edward Verhamme
28 days ago
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THANK YOU to everyone that has donated! We are well on our way to funding the buoy for 2017. Please continue to spread the word that folks that use data form the buoy need to contribute to keep it coming back!
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Update 1
Posted by Edward Verhamme
2 months ago
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Thank you to Yacht Basin Marina for jump starting our campaign!
Yacht Basin Marina
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$7,575 of $15.6k goal

Raised by 56 people in 3 months
Created January 25, 2017
KS
$100
Kabet Sterk
2 months ago
1
1

Let's not wait til the middle of May to get this done this time

YM
$500
Yacht Basin Marina
2 months ago
1
1

Boats Rock!

UW
$250
Urs Waldvogel - Warren
1 month ago

Love the fast weather report by text to my cell phone with information about speed and direction of wind and wave size.

B9
$50
Bob Johnson / Sea Scout 9316
1 month ago

Crucial information for our Sea Scout unit from Holland!

CM
$150
Chris Mast
1 month ago

Love the info this buoy provides!

JM
$30
Jon Marvin
1 month ago

Almost Time

$145
Edward Verhamme
2 months ago

From the GR Boat Show

TH
$25
Todd & Peg Housenga
2 months ago

We love PS 45029 and use it all summer long!

GS
$90
Grand Rapids Boat Show
2 months ago

Generous Donations from the Grand Rapids Boat Show 2/17

UW
$40
Urs Waldvogel
2 months ago

Donated at the Grand Rapids Boat Show

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