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Waypoints
Navigational Points for Lake Huron Swims




The following waypoints are accurate within 30-50 m, now the Selective Adjustment (previously imposed by the USA government on their satellites) has been removed. They should, however, be checked by the user before relying on their accuracy. The points are defined in Degrees : Minutes : Seconds. One second of angular displacement in a north-south direction is equivalent to approximately 30 m on the surface of the earth. In an east-west direction, this 30 m measure is only true at the equator and decreases as you progress to northern or southern latitudes.


           Location                  Waypoint

             Harbor Beach, Michigan         43 50' 29" N
             Beach at Vicki Keith plaque    82 38' 52" W

             Port Sanilac, Michigan         43 25' 58" N
             Beach adjacent to harbour      82 32' 13" W

             Kettle Point, Ontario          43 12' 58" N
             BEWARE: Rocky shoal runs a     82 00' 58" W
               further 3 km into the lake

             Bosanquet Water Tower, Ont.    43 12' 12" N
             Distinct light at night -      81 53' 13" W
              Approx. 5 km inland from
              the Port Franks beach

             Port Franks, Ontario           43 13' 50" N
             Public Beach                   81 54' 57" W

             Grand Bend, Ontario            43 18' 48" N
             Harbour mouth                  81 46' 03" W

             Bayfield, Ontario              43 34' 12" N
             Harbour mouth                  81 42' 33" W              

             Goderich, Ontario              43 44' 41" N
             Beach south of harbour         81 43' 34" W

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Created: 18th August 2000
Last Updated: 27th March 2003