The 2013 hurricane season hasn’t lived up to the dire predictions of global warming alarmists. This season had the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982. 683 more words
A nice history of NOAA chart printing & lithographic paper charts. NOAA made 169 copies of it's nautical charts in 1844. After the lithographic printing process became available they were turning out 50,000 charts annually by the end of the Civil War and produced over 100 million maps and charts in World War II for Allied Forces.
A side note on up to date charts that we all take for granted today. During WWII the U.S obtained copies of the "most recent surveys" for some of the Pacific Islands they were invading. The source & date you wonder? The British explorations of the late 1700's!!
With the demise of lithographic charts, Captains Nautical here in Seattle will continue to print the on demand charts as they have for years.
I will however miss the look of the "traditional" charts.