Skyway Yacht Works came into being on October 1, 2004. They are located on the Calumet Ship Canal a little over a mile off of Lake Michigan on the southeast side of Chicago. With only 3 bridges to navigate, . . .
The 2021 Chicago boating season is just around the corner and we’re looking forward to welcoming you back to the Chicago Harbors! Our work crews and staff are currently . . .
Many of us have been wondering how things would progress with the planned marina on the north side of Navy Pier—or not.
The city of Chicago has been unable to do anything with the deteriorating lighthouse in a decade of ownership. The federal government is clutching its pearls at how the city has taken care of the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse since it transferred ownership of the aging icon more than a decade ago — and now they want it back. . . .
The City of Chicago announced that the city will enter Phase 3 of the recovery plan on June 3rd. While this date marks the start of the new phase, various activities will be phased in. Westrec is currently working on details with the Park District to determine what date the Chicago Harbors will 'officially' open, however they announced the following boat 'staging' plan:
The City of Chicago announced that the city will enter Phase 3 of the recovery plan on June 3rd and on Monday, June 15th, Westrec announced that the Chicago Harbors will open June 22 for the 2020 Chicago boating season without restricted hours! Westrec also updated the refund policy, boat capacities, . . .
Lake Superior’s June 5th forecasted level is 6-inches lower than it was a year ago, while the June 5th forecasted levels for Lakes Michigan-Huron, St. Clair, and Erie are 7-, 2-, and 1-inches, respectively higher than last year’s level. Lake Ontario’s predicted level for June 5th is 23-inches below what it was at this time last year. The projected June 5th level for Lake Michigan-Huron is . . .
The COLORS Regatta, sponsored by Skyway Yacht Works, is Columbia Yacht Club's One-Level Offshore Racing Series and has been Chicago’s shake-the-sheets event on Lake Michigan since 1995! COLORS has been cancelled / postponed—read more . . .
The 7th Annual Skyway Yacht Works Dash to the Dock Regatta is set for Saturday, May 9! This is the annual start of the season and an event aimed at getting people out of the yard and into the harbor. This year’s event features breakfast at 8am and an 11am harbor start from the yard.
On March 21st it was announced that all docks, boat storage facilities, parking lots, launch ramps, and other harbor properties will be closed to the public in accordance with Governor Pritzker’s “stay-at-home” order and the resulting Chicago Park District closures. We are monitoring updates and recommendations from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), WHO (World Health Organization), and CDPH (Chicago Department of Public Health) regarding the spread of COVID-19. READ MORE ABOUT CHICAGO HARBOR CLOSURES . . .