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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).

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.

Boating Safety Sidekicks - Is a fun website for children promoted by NSBC to introduce them to boating with safety in mind.

The Tidal Delaware Water Trail - Experience Southeastern Pennsylvania from a unique perspective – the water! The Tidal Delaware Water Trail is a path that has been checked and mapped – similar to a land trail, only on water. It guides motor boaters, paddlers and sailors to environmental, historical, and cultural experiences accessible by river.

US Coast Guard Boating Safety Division - Learn how to prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities while boating. Review safety tips, news, recalls, defects, and laws and regulations you should know.

Animated Knots by Grog - These animated knots are primarily for boaters, but many are useful for anyone who uses rope and values safety. The knots can be selected from the index, by their pictures, or from a page which describes their various uses. Each knot automatically "ties itself" when the page opens. Fast and Slow buttons allow each animation to be replayed. Many of the animations can also be reflected left for right or inverted with the Normal, Mirror, Inverted, Rotated buttons under the title. To study each stage, the animation can also be played step by step: just move the mouse over the row of numbered buttons under the knot. For many knots an extra button, Structure, shows a picture which helps understand the way the knot "fits together".

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.

Float Plan Central - What makes the float plan a complete and fully functional device is the Boating Emergency Guide™. This step-by-step guide assists the holder of your plan, who has a genuine concern for the safety or welfare of the people on board, in beginning the Search And Rescue process. It's free from America's Volunteer Lifesavers, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Safety is simple, if you have a plan.

National Weather Service Mount Holly - Find the latest weather from the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ

NOAA - Courtesy link to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

NOAA - Online Chart Viewer - NOAA’s 1,000-plus U.S. coastal and Great Lakes nautical charts are viewable here on-line. Each chart is up-to-date with the most recent Notices to Mariners corrections. Use these on-line charts as a ready reference or planning tool. Use NOAA’s printed or digital charts to navigate with on your voyage.