Navigating Midcoast Maine
with Coast Guard Auxiliary
Here are three easy ways to make boating more enjoyable: 1) learn the basics about the information found on nautical charts including GPS charts, 2) have your charts out where you can use them when enjoying Maine’s beautiful midcoast waters, and 3) learn about navigation aids (they’re on the charts and on the water) so you can use them to cruise safely. You can do all three things by taking this class. This is an introduction to navigation using a chart of the Boothbay area. Learn how to read a chart and become familiar with the coastal waters between Small Point and Pemaquid. Problem sets will help you plan cruises and understand the information found on charts (e.g., buoys, lights, water depth) and to use them while cruising the area. True and magnetic headings, variation, lines of position, chart symbols, piloting, latitude and longitude, and dead reckoning are explained. The Three Rivers chart (#13293) is included. Bring a pencil and a good eraser to the first class; in addition a parallel ruler and dividers are needed. If you do not have either charting tool, they can be purchased separately.
Mon and Wed for 2 weeks from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Great Salt Bay School
559 Main St.
Damariscotta, ME 04543 Get directions