BACKGROUND - Bob Peterson

Past clients:

  •  S/V Bacchant








  • M/V Canim









  • R/V Polarstern









  • R/V Lake Guardian







  • S/V Brig NIagara









  • S/V Denis Sullivan







  • many Mack racers
  • many workboats and tugs
  • long list of boatyards
  • most USCG stations

Tel: 847/697-6491

GREAT LAKES COMPASS

31 N Alfred Ave

Elgin, IL  60123

glcompass@wowway.com


Bob's Shellback baptism at the Equator aboard the R/V Polarstern, 2011

Great Lakes Compass

Adjusting & Repair

Since 1985

providing navigation expertise to Midwest & Great Lakes mariners



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.

sailmaking

rigging

marine carpentry

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

Engineer: Naval Architecture & Aerospace Engineering

physics teacher: Fermilab Education Office

member:

  • Institute of Navigation
  • American Meteorological Society
  • SNAME