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NOAA Office of Coast Survey
United States Coast Pilot
http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/nsd/coastpilot_w.php?book=6

NOAA Coast Survey
February 4, 2013
Recreational Boaters Get and Give Free Nautical Information

White Paper
"Boat Smart, Update Your Charts!"
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Compass
May 2012
Boating after dark: How to avoid nighttime accidents

Cruising Compass
June 6, 2012
Know Your Seabed Symbols for Safer Sailing Navigation

Sail-World Cruising
February 1, 2012
GPS navigation blamed for midnight collision

United States Coast Gaurd
December 2, 2011
5 Common Boating Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them

National Safe Boating Council
Building awareness for the U.S. Coast Guard's Navigational Rules. 
Follow along with these short videos.

Soundings Magazine
July 2011 article
The ins and outs of running inlets
Soundings article addresses how quickly inlet changes can occur.

CNNTech
August 2011
Solar flares could disrupt your GPS, with more disturbances expected.

2010 Recreational Boating Statistics
United States Coast Guard report shows a decrease in deaths.
http://bit.ly/pq2u1h

Soundings Magazine
October 2010 article
"Clueless in any Channel"
Lack of seamanship is no laughing matter.
http://www.soundingsonline.com/boat-shop/sea-savvy/264632-clueless-in-any-channel

Australian Hydrographic Service
Fact sheets on navigating and charts
http://bit.ly/aPEJbV

Mad Mariner's Madcast
April 28, 2010 podcast interview with Alliance members.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mad-mariner

Navigational White Paper
Boat Smart, Update Your Charts
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NOAA - Office of Coastal Survey
Information on how a chart is updated.
http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/learn_chartupdate.html

Navigation Center
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
United States Coast Guard
The USCG Local Notice to Mariners is updated weekly.
http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/lnm/default.htm

White Paper
"Why Serious Mariners Continue to Carry Paper Charts"
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Digital Ship
March 2010 Article
"Out of date charts lead to accidents"
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Pre-departure Checklist

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