Port Glasgow


Port Glasgow, ON

Lat: 42° 30.358   Long: 081° 36.680

Quick Reference:

  • Port Type: Harbour of Refuge
  • Monitors VHF: 68
  • Charts: CHS 2121
  • Customs: (888) CANPASS (266-7277)
  • 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 Code519
Police(888) 310-1122
Hospital(519) 245-1550
Pharmacy(519) 768-1440


Port Distance (nm) Port Distance (nm)
Erie, PA 75 SE Port Stanley, ON 21 NE
Ashtabula, OH 51 SE Erieau, ON 23 SW
Cleveland, OH 60 S Pelee Island, ON 68 SW


Port Glasgow is a small harbour of refuge set in a rural area on the north coast of Lake Erie. The area was originally settle by highland Scots around 1818. This is a rich agricultural area and this small, neat harbour is operated by the local Port Glasgow Yacht Club. It is a good, safe harbour in poor weather or a nice stopover for a quiet day or two.


The approaches to Port Glasgow are clear from all directions. The harbour entrance is marked with a white tower topped with a Fl GREEN light visible about 6.28 nm offshore

If there is a strong south wind blowing, the channel entrance can be challenging due to surge. However, the layout inside ensure a quiet berth.

NOTE: All along this coastline, commercial fishermen use gill nets so a close watch needs to be maintained.


Port Glasgow Yacht Club   (519) 758-0189   VHF 68
PGYC operates the marina. There are 50 slips with 10 set aside for transient sailors. There is a fuel dock (diesel and gasoline) and a pumpout station. There is water and power available at slips. Washrooms and showers are available in the small clubhouse. Amenities include a nearby beach, picnic area and BBQ grills.

The Village of Rodney, ON is located 5 mi/8 km north and has a small shopping area.


There are no marine repair or maintenance services available.

There is a Foodtown Supermarket in Rodney, ON

There is a Royal Bank of Canada with counter service and an ATM in Rodney, ON


There is no hospital or clinic in the area. The nearest hospital is Middlesex Hospital Alliance (519) 245-1550 located in the village of Newbury, 17 mi/28 km northeast.

The nearest pharmacy is West Elgin Pharmacy (519) 768-1440, located in the village of Dutton, 10 mi/16 km east.


There are no restaurants or pubs in the immediate vicinity.


This is a quiet place to just kick back and relax. There is a beach along the lake and the yacht club is friendly and welcoming. Here is a link to the Port Glasgow and Elgin County tourism site.

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