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Welcome to the Western Great Lakes Pilots Association website. We provide pilotage for foreign flag vessels upon Lakes Michigan, Huron, and Superior, and the St. Mary's River, also known as District 3. We pilot ships into nearly 60 different ports. Pilotage duties are currently shared between 23 pilots. Since the Great Lakes are bordered by 8 states and the province of Ontario, the U.S. pilots are regulated federally by the United States Coast Guard.

Drone footage and photos provided by Captain Eric Treece.


Offices & Mailing Address

P.O. Box 365

6559 S M-221

Brimley, MI 49715

(715)  392 - 5204

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