boating and waterways

Trying to Solve the Marine Debris Problem

Since the early 1970’s, when Chief Iron Eyes Cody shed a tear on a television commercial, we have been trying to reduce the amount of solid waste found along our beaches and within our waters.   Though numerous agencies and civic groups, led by the Ocean Conservancy, have held beach and underwater clean ups over the …

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Boating Safety; Reading a Mariner’s Compass – part 8 of 16

In this day of inexpensive GPS many boaters have little or no need of a compass. However electronics sometimes fail and the smarter captain will have some knowledge on how to navigate with a mariner’s compass. To do this the captain should have access to NOAA navigation charts and have determined the DEVIATION of …

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