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Coast Guard Navigation Center NAVCEN - NAVCEN operates the Navigation Information Service (NIS), the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS), and LORAN. In addition, NAVCEN serves as the civilian interface for the Global Positioning System and manages other navigation-related projects. Here you will find information about Navigation Rules (International - Inland), COMDTINST M16672.2D, also known as the Rules of the Road or the Nav Rules.

PA Fish and Boat Commission - Because Pennsylvania provides unlimited opportunities for recreational boating, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has valuable information on safe boating classes, rules and regulations.

Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife - The Division of Fish and Wildlife manages Delaware's fish and wildlife resources, provides safe and enjoyable fishing, hunting, and boating opportunities to citizens and visitors.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Information on boating in the State of Maryland.

New Jersey State Police Marine Services - Marine Services Bureau provides a full-time law enforcement service for all of New Jersey's waterways and is the primary provider for all police services on the water and contiguous land areas of the State of New Jersey.

NOAA - Courtesy link to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
 
Boating Safety Sidekicks - Is a fun website for children promoted by NSBC to introduce them to boating with safety in mind.

Marine Safety Alert - Be prepared for offshore sailing. Marine Safety Alert

Online Boating Resources - An online resourse that has an amazing amount of boating information!

Free Nautical BookCharts for Boaters - One of NOAA's handiest navigation products, especially for recreational boaters, has been Coast Survey's experimental BookletCharts -- nautical charts that are easy to download and print from home computers. Coast Survey has now moved the BookletCharts from experimental stage into official production. Nearly a thousand newly updated BookletCharts are available free on the Web. NOAA's new official BookletCharts cover the 95,000 miles of U.S. coastline and the Great Lakes. The BookletCharts contain most of the information found on NOAA's full-scale nautical charts, but it is presented as reduced-scale.

Nautical Mnemonics - The following table gives mneumonics for several lighting configurations.   The  poems below may be worth memorizing to help remember who has the right of way and mneumonics for light identification.

NOAA Raster Navigational Charts - NOAA Raster Navigational Charts (NOAA RNC®) are full-color digital images of NOAA's entire suite of paper charts. NOAA provides weekly updates to the RNCs, which are available for free on this site in the BSB format. NOAA RNC® files are official data that can be used in many types of electronic charting systems, including Raster Chart Display Systems (RCDS) and Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).

Free Electronic Navigational Charts for Boaters - NOAA Electronic Navigational Charts (NOAA ENC®) are vector data sets that represent NOAA's newest and most powerful electronic charting product. NOAA ENCs conform with the International Hydrographic Office (IHO) S-57 international exchange format, comply with the IHO ENC Product Specification, and are provided with incremental updates that supply Notice to Mariners corrections and other critical changes. NOAA ENCs and updates are available for free download. NOAA ENC data may be used to fuel Electronic Chart and Display Information Systems (ECDIS).