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Free 2015 Coast Guard Light List

The U.S. Coast Guard has just released the 2015 Light Lists in PDF format for all volumes except Volume V (Volume V is only published in even years).  371 more words

Boating Safety

The National Aids to Navigation Museum

The National Aids to Navigation Museum is located in Yorktown, Virginia at the USCG Training Center, in the atrium of Canfield Hall.  The Museum is open to everyone that has access to the base, this sadly limits the access by the public (they do say that limited access tours may be available to groups with prior notice), I found this short video tour of the Museum online for those that can’t travel back to the east coast or don’t have access to get onto a U.S. 262 more words

Boating Safety

Aids to Navigation–Class Aids

Students seem to struggle the most with the Aids to Navigation section when first learning about Boating Safety.  Most texts have simple diagrams and a few pictures but putting everything in context is difficult.  601 more words

Boating Safety

U.S. Aids to Navigation

Understanding what an Aid to Navigation (ATON) means is a very important part of Safe Boating.  One of the problems understanding what each Aid to Navigation means is visualizing what a specific ATON looks like and match it to the symbol on a chart.  400 more words

Boating Safety

Introduction To U.S. Aids to Navigation – Examples from Shilshole Bay, Puget Sound

Understanding what an Aid To Navigation (ATON) means and looks like from just the symbol on the chart can be very difficult for many boaters. 230 more words

Sailing And Boating Skills

Introduction to U.S. Aids to Navigation

A short illustrated introduction to the U.S. Aids to Navigation System with pictures of Aids to Navigation (ATON’s) from the Seattle area.  The PowerPoint presentation is narrated and is about 10 minutes in length.  121 more words

Sailing And Boating Skills