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REMEMBER

Nautical charts help us:

  • Know where we are
  • Know where we want to go
  • Know how to get there

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Great Job!

  • You found the GOLD RING.
  • You learned about NAUTICAL CHARTS.

 


Did You Know?

Here is Information for Safe Sailing:

bulletNautical and Marine Books
http://amnautical.com/cgi-local/webcat/category.cgi?cond=BO

bulletOrdering a Nautical Chart
http://amnautical.com/noaa_charts/index.htm

bulletCharting Symbols: NOAA’s Chart Number 1 http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/chart1/chart1hr.ht

bulletSignal Flags
http://amnautical.com/cgi-local/webcat/category.cgi?cond=FL 

bulletNotice to Mariners
A weekly publication by the U.S. Coast Guard telling mariners about important changes to nautical charts.

  • These notices tell the mariners when there are newly discovered wrecks and obstructions under the water.
  • They warn mariners that there may be people and equipment in the water when new bridges and marinas are being built.
  • They even tell mariners when a buoy or light needs to be moved, added, or deleted from a chart.

Go to http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/lnm/d7/lnm07062008.pdf to see an example of a real notice to mariners.

bulletInformation about rocks, wrecks, and obstructions is available at http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/chart1/hydro/K.pdf.

 

 

 

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