Serves as a deep draft commercial harbor. Project depth is 22 feet in the Lake Michigan harbor approach and 18 feet in the channel.
Approximately 6,051 feet of timber crib, steel sheet pile, or concrete caisson breakwater structures, plus 1,076 feet of steel pile revetments. Federal channel length is 1.35 miles.
This is a low use harbor and a harbor of refuge. This harbor is critical to the local boating industry for the City of Waukegan and Waukegan Port District.