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After being discontinues for a while, NOAA Coastwatch is now publishing daily updated charts of the Great Lakes water temperatures!  There are some new improvements, and a new presentation.  Click here to see:  To see just Lake Michigan Central, click here:


Sadly, the Ludington Fl;otilla was unable to participate in the annual Family AfFair event at the Scottville High School, this year (2024).  Here's a link to some photos from last year:  Family AfFair 23

Manistee Flotilla 31-08 has been disbanded effective 12/31/22 due to declining membership.  Members of the Manistee Flotilla are transferring to the Ludington Flotilla.  Welcome Aboard!

To see the Flotilla description from the Manistee Flotilla Website, click on links for 31-06 Flotilla News at left.

COVID-19 NEWS: 1/20/23   Version 5

The Coast Guard has a COVID-19 website that is frequently updated:

Station Ludington building


During months when Sta. Ludington is manned, meetings are held at Station Ludington, with online participation using Zoom. During late Fall and Winter, our Flotilla meetings have frequently been held at the Ludington Library, in the Zonta or Rotary Room.  Meetings are still the second Thursday of the month, at 6:30 pm.    Location for 2022 Winter meetings will be the Ludington Library, with zoom participation as well.

  NEW FIRE EXTINGUISHER REGULATIONS - Effective April 22, 2022, fire extinguishers older than 12 years are considered expired and must be replaced.  For details, click here.

As of 5/27/24, Great Lakes Observing System (Wx Buoy) is Still offline for the winter!

UPDATE:  6/5/24  That Buoy (45024) had is going to be replaced with a newer, better one in late June or early July.  Don't know if it will still be #4024.

Beginning each Spring, you can Text 45024 to (866) 218-9973 to get instant wind/temp/waves.  The website is better than ever and shows a great map of buoy info.  Here's a link:

Also see local conditions here: NOAA weather station BSBM4 - Big Point Sable

Or check the NOAA weather station LDTM4 - Pere Marquette Lake 

THERE IS one buoy midway between Ludington and Manitowoc  text 45210 as described above,

AND there is also one offshore at Muskegon text  45161

AND one offshore at Holland, text 45029


SANDCASTLES!.. Ludington's amazing Sandcastles Children's Museum has added a Water Safety exhibit with wave table, Lifeguard Tower, videos, charts, graphs,  Brng the kids and check it out!. 

Interesting and sad statistics Overview of Great Lakes Drownings

2022 IT Certificate

  For any corrections or comments, please contact FSO-CS Frank