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GREAT LAKES COMPASS
31 N Alfred Ave
Elgin, IL 60123
About Us: Great Lakes Compass started in 1985 when Bob Peterson purchased the compass business from Charles "Red" Bjurstrom of Elmwood Park. "Red" provided 20 years of service, and he followed Capt Don K. McRae who was the compass adjuster for Chicago for 25 years. Great Lakes Compass continues and unbroken chain of compass service reaching back over 75 years.
Bob's Shellback baptism at the Equator aboard the R/V Polarstern, 2011
providing navigation expertise to Midwest & Great Lakes mariners
BACKGROUND - Bob Peterson
professional sailing: small boat to 12 meter; 'round buoys & offshore
Celestial Navigation teacher: Adler Planetarium
former IMS measurer for US Sailing
co-author: 'Sailing Yacht Capsize' with Karl Kirkman and Olin Stephens
Engineer: Naval Architecture & Aerospace Engineering
physics teacher: Fermilab Education Office
Institute of Navigation
American Meteorological Society