montrose harbor

Montrose Harbor, IL

Lat: 41°57.552   Long: 087°38441

Quick Reference:

  • Port Type: City; Man-made
  • Monitors VHF: 9, 16
  • Charts: NOS 14927
  • Customs: No
  • Coast Guard
  • Transient Docking
  • Anchorage
  • Diesel
  • Gasoline
  • Potable Water
  • Pump Out
  • Washrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Repair Services
  • Provisions
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital/Clinic
  • Banks/ATM
  • Restaurants/Pubs
  • Shopping
  • Internet
  • Amenities
  Important Numbers

Area Code773
Police(312) 742-5495
Hospital(773) 878-8700
Harbor Master312-742-7527


Harbor Distance (nm) Harbor Distance (nm)
Belmont Harbor, 1.2 S DuSable Harbour 6.33 S
Diversey Harbor 1.85 S Monroe Harbor 8.0 S
Chicago Harbor Light 5.2 S Burnham Harbor 10.0 S


This is the first harbor in the Chicago harbor network that you will come to when sailing from the north. It is 5 nm north of the main Chicago Harbor entrance.

Montrose Harbor is located in Lincoln Park - a very large, beautiful park that extends for several miles along the Lake Michigan coastline. It has a capacity for 630 boats, using a combination of slips, star docks and mooring cans.


The approach to Montrose Harbor is clear. The harbor itself is tucked away on the south side of a point of land. Look for the Fl GREEN light on the Wilson Ave Breakwater which is visible approximately 7 nm offshore in good weather. South of the Fl GREEN light will be the Montrose Breakwater light - a Fl RED light. Follow the shoreline coming around the point to the harbor entrance which is right along side the mainland. It is marked with a Fl GREEN and Fl RED light.


Montrose Harbor   (312) 742-7527   VHF 9, 16
Montrose Harbor has 630 slips with over a dozen set aside for trainsient sailors. There is no fuel dock. There is a pumpout station. Restrooms and showers are available. Water, power, telephone and TV connections are available dockside. There is internet access. Montrose Harbor is the furthest from downtown Chicago. There is public transport available to the downtown.

Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club   (773) 334-9100   
CCYC is located at the north end of Montrose Harbor. The club may have transient slips available. There is no fuel dock. There are restrooms and showers available. The clubhouse has kitchen facilities. The grounds are lovely with great views of the city to the south. There is internet access.


There are no repair or maintenance facilities at Montrose Harbor. See Chicago Port review for options. Go to Chicago

There is a Food Town grocery store a short taxi ride west on West Montrose Ave.

There is a Chase Bank with ATM's a short taxi ride west on West Montrose Ave.


Weiss Memorial Hospital (773) 878-8700 is located just north of Montrose Harbor.

There are several pharmacies relatively close to Montrose Harbor. Jewel-Osco Pharmacy (773) 275-7192 is located within a large supermarket, a taxi ride away.


There are many restaurants in the neighbourhoods west of the harbor. Immediately north, on the beach, is The Dock. With a great outdoor patio overlooking the beach and Lake Michigan, you can enjoy some three dozen beers, good wines and casual pub fare.


This is the furthest north of the Chicago harbors. There is a great beach to enjoy just north of the harbor. There are lovely parklands to wander and just relax. Located within the park and in easy walking distance is the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary. This sanctuary attracts thousands of migrating birds and over 300 different species have been identified. Close by is the "Magic Hedge", an internationally-recognized, 150 yd/137 m hedgerow that attracts a significant number of birds. Explore this extensive Montrose Harbor / City of Chicago tourism site to load up on ideas to get the most of your visit.

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