Links

Due to the number of sites available and the limited space, the following listing of links contains no reviews—with a few notable exceptions. This list is by no means complete and may omit some important sites. Though we try to ensure that only links to active sites are listed, some sites may no longer be accessible through the listed URLs.

AIS 

Blogs

Books and Publishers

Charts and Maps

e-books

Electronic Charting

Engineering and Maintenance

Government Sites

GPS

Lighthouse Links

Link Sites

Marine Electronics

Museums and History

Nautical Science

Navigation

Northwest Sites

Notices to Mariners

Radio

Radar

Safety

Tides and Currents

Time 

Weather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIS 

Blogs

Books and Publishers

Charts and Maps

e-books

Electronic Charting

Engineering and Maintenance

Government Sites

GPS

Lighthouse Links

Link Sites

Marine Electronics

Museums and History

Nautical Science

Navigation

Northwest Sites

Notices to Mariners

Radio

Radar

Safety

Tides and Currents

Time 

Weather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIS 

Blogs

Books and Publishers

Charts and Maps

e-books

Electronic Charting

Engineering and Maintenance

Government Sites

GPS

Lighthouse Links

Link Sites

Marine Electronics

Museums and History

Nautical Science

Navigation

Northwest Sites

Notices to Mariners

Radio

Radar

Safety

Tides and Currents

Time 

Weather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIS 

Blogs

Books and Publishers

Charts and Maps

e-books

Electronic Charting

Engineering and Maintenance

Government Sites

GPS

Lighthouse Links

Link Sites

Marine Electronics

Museums and History

Nautical Science

Navigation

Northwest Sites

Notices to Mariners

Radio

Radar

Safety

Tides and Currents

Time 

Weather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIS 

Blogs

Books and Publishers

Charts and Maps

e-books

Electronic Charting

Engineering and Maintenance

Government Sites

GPS

Lighthouse Links

Link Sites

Marine Electronics

Museums and History

Nautical Science

Navigation

Northwest Sites

Notices to Mariners

Radio

Radar

Safety

Tides and Currents

Time 

Weather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIS 

Blogs

Books and Publishers

Charts and Maps

e-books

Electronic Charting

Engineering and Maintenance

Government Sites

GPS

Lighthouse Links

Link Sites

Marine Electronics

Museums and History

Nautical Science

Navigation

Northwest Sites

Notices to Mariners

Radio

Radar

Safety

Tides and Currents

Time 

Weather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIS 

Blogs

Books and Publishers

Charts and Maps

e-books

Electronic Charting

Engineering and Maintenance

Government Sites

GPS

Lighthouse Links

Link Sites

Marine Electronics

Museums and History

Nautical Science

Navigation

Northwest Sites

Notices to Mariners

Radio

Radar

Safety

Tides and Currents

Time 

Weather

 

Fine Edge Nautical Publications Publishers of the famous "Exploring" series of cruising guides, Local Knowledge and The Radar Book

Chyna Sea Ventures  Home of Ports and Passes tide books. Wholesale distributor of nautical books and maps and Maptech digital and paper products  

Waggoner Cruising Guide  The "bible" for northwest boating

Ports and Passes  The most comprehensive tide book for the Pacific northwest. Compensated for daylight time!!

Canadian Safe Boating Council  

 

AIS (Automatic Identification System)

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US Coast Guard  AIS pages   

Sailwx.info Shiptracker information

Live Ships Map  AIS ship tracker

Marine Traffic

Vessel Tracker 

 

Blogs 

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Adventures of Tanglewood Peter Hayden's often outspoken blog

Chuck Husick Electronics Blog at Boat US

BoatTech at Boat US

Panbo  The Marine Electronics web-log   

 

Books and Publishers 

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FineEdge.com  Publishers of the famous "Exploring" series of cruising guides; first to provide GPS corrections to published waypoint guides. View sample chapters from FineEdge Nautical Publications. 
Chyna Sea Ventures  Home of Ports and Passes tide books. Wholesale distributor of nautical books and maps and Maptech digital and paper products      

International Marine Publishing  

Marine Guides.com  home of "Docks and Destinations"

Meteorological Service of Canada--Books and Publications

Pacific Marine Publishing 

Ports and Passes  The most comprehensive tide book for the Pacific northwest. Compensated for daylight time!!

Prostar Publications--Publisher of technical publications for the commercial marine industry and “How To” books geared to recreational markets.

Shipwrite Productions  Nautical publications and consulting—specializing in the Pacific Northwest and electronic navigation.

Waggoner Cruising Guide  The "bible" for northwest boating

 

Charts and Maps 

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Birrell.org  Relief Maps of the entire United States  

Canadian Electronic Atlas  

Canadian Hydrographic Service

     Chart No. 1

Coastal Alaska Not just Alaska, but BC and Washington coastlines too

Community Mapping Network  Hundreds of different databases and maps

Geographical Names of Canada  

National Geophysical Data Center Coastal Relief Maps

National Ocean Service Data Explorer

NOAA Historical Maps and Charts  

Richardson's Maptech Chartbooks and Chartkits

United States Office of Coast Surveys      

     Free Raster Charts

     Online Chart Viewer

     Chart No. #1. 

     New Mobile App Provides Free Nautical Charts for Recreational Boating

     How to download US Electronic Charts online

 

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All the books listed here can be viewed with a web browser or with Adobe Acrobat Reader and do not require any other specialized reader programs. 

(Navigation and Seamanship)

Portal for United States Official Nautical Publications  Including the famous "Bowditch" in PDF Format.

United States Coast Pilots online

International Code of Signals Published by National Imagery and Mapping Agency

Radar Navigation Manual Published by National Imagery and Mapping Agency

Canadian Aids to Navigation System 

Ice Navigation in Canadian Waters 

Canadian List of Lights, Buoys and Fog Signals

Radio Aids to Marine Navigation (Canada) (United States)

Nautical Free Publications -- a massive collection of free resources. 

Boating in Oregon Coastal Waters--2007 Edition  1999 Edition

The Essentials of Sea Survival by Frank Golden and Michael Tipton. A must read!!  If you only read one nautical book in your life, this should be the one. This book will hlp you to prepare to survive an accident at sea. It explains, in very clear language, why hypothermia is not the cold water sailor's  greatest challenge. In fact this book explains how your biggest challenge is to survive long enough to risk dying of hypothermia. 

Oceanography of the British Columbia Coast  by Dr Richard Thompson

Survival in Cold Waters (TP13822)  Based on the work of Dr. Michael Tipton, world authority on hypothermia. (Everyone who operates a boat in cold waters should read this publication.)

 

(Historical)

Battles with the Sea--Heroes of Lifeboat and Rocket, by RM Ballantyne

Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World

The Eventful History Of The Mutiny And Piratical Seizure Of H.M.S. Bounty, by Sir John Barrow

Prince Henry the Navigator 

Sailing Alone Around the World  by Joshua Slocum

Seamans Secrets by John Davis, "Wherein is taught the three kindes of Sayling, Horizontal, Paradoxal, and Sayling upon a Great Circle"

South: the story of Shackleton's 1914-1917 Expedition by Sir Ernest Shackleton

Two Years Before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana

The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin  

Voyager's Tales by Richard Hakluyt (1584)

William Falconer's Dictionary of the Marine...(1780 edn)

 

Electronic Charting

 

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C-Map by Jeppesen  electronic charts

Fugawi navigation software

MaxSea Navigation Software

Navionics   electronic charts

Nobeltec Home of Nobeltec Odyssey

Open CPN  Open source navigation software

Openseamap  Open source marine vector maps 

Rose Point Coastal Explorer 

seaPro2000  navigation software and vector charts from Euronav.

Transas  World-wide vector charts based primarily on NOAA, British Admiralty and Russian Hydrographic Service charts

United States Office of Coast Surveys 

     Free Raster Charts  

     NOAA Booklet Charts

     Online Chart Viewer 

     How to download US Electronic Charts online

 

Engineering and Maintenance

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The Corrosion Source   

Galvanic Series of Metals 

Marine Engine.com  marine engine exchange

Martin's Marine Engineering Pages   

The Society of Naval Architects and Engineers

Boat US--Seaworthy Magazine 

Transport Canada Small Vessel Compliance Program 

 

Government Sites  

(that don't fit another category)

 

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Canadian Border Services Agency      

            Travellers Information and Services   

Canadian Coast Guard 

Transport Canada Marine

             Vessel Registration Query System     

Transportation Safety Board of Canada  

United States Coast Guard      

             National Vessel Documentation Center   

United States National Geodetic Survey   

United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

United States Naval Observatory  

 

GPS  

 

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Canadian Coast Guard DGPS page    

The Commissioners of Irish Lights DGPS FAQ pages  

FAA WAAS site

GLONASS 

GPS Information Net

Horizontal Datum explained 

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities  The governing body for lighthouses, buoys, and DGPS reference stations

Jay Snively's Useful GPS Information site for "the less technically inclined."

Joe Mehaffey's GPS Information Web-site GPS information—including numerous links and GPS hardware reviews

Joe Mehaffy's WAAS page "Your Questions Answered"  

NAVSTAR GPS User's Introduction at the USCG Navcen 

Trimble GPS Tutorial

Trinity House  UK lighthouse authority—DGPS page

WAAS in Canada  

 

Lighthouse Links

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The Lighthouse Directory--a comprehensive directory of 9300 of the world's lighthouses 

The lighthouses of Australia     

The BC Lighthouse Keeper's Database   

British Lighthouses -- German web-site

The Commissioners of Irish Lights      

The Eddystone Lighthouse   

John Morris BC Lighthouse photographs

The Lighthouse Getaway--Photos of lighthouses from around the world

LighthousesRUS--index of North American lights

The Macquarie Lighthouse--Australia's first lighthouse

The Northern Lighthouse Board--the general Lighthouse Authority for Scotland and the Isle of Man  

Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society  

The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse     

Trinity House  UK lighthouse authority

Swedish Lighthouse Society    

 

Link Sites 

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The Mother of All Maritime Linksa huge collection of links to nautical sites—(from soup to nuts)

Port Credit Marine Surveys  Enough material to keep you occupied for a month. 

 

Marine Electronics

 

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Boat Services Inc. on-line   

Furuno USA   manufacturer of a complete line of marine electronics

Garmin  manufacturer of GPS hardware

Lowrance Electronics Inc.  manufacturers of GPS, sonar and aviation electronics

       Broadband Radar  

Magellan Systems Corporation    

Maretron  Manufacturer of NMEA 2000 compliant instruments and cables   

Northstar Technologies    

Raymarine Electronics   

Si-Tex Marine Electronics   

Simrad Marine Electronics    

Standard Horizon  

Trimble Navigation   GPS hardware 

 

Museums and History 

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The British Merchant Navy Association  

Captain Cook's Journal    

The International Journal of Maritime History  

Marine Museum of Manitoba   

The Museum at Campbell River  

Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum   

National Maritime Museum at Greenwich UK

Maritime Art at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK

NOAA Historical Maps and Charts  

 

Nautical Science

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Antrim and Associates Naval Architects  

Nautical Knowhow  Understanding and Utilizing the Secrets of Waves

 

Navigation

 

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Admiralty Easy-Tide A tide prediction service of the UK Hydrographic Office for more than 6000 ports worldwide. 

The Canadian Aids to Navigation System 

Collision Regulations A comparison of the US Inland and the International Rules

Collision Regulations The International Rules with Canadian modifications

Guidelines for Voyage Planning [IMO Resolution A.893(21)]

Horizontal Datum Errors 

Institute of Navigation   

National Geospatial Intelligence Agency    

        Maritime Safety and Information Division   

        Publications Page home of the American Practical Navigator (Bowditch) On-Line

        Navigation Calculator  Distance calculators, Celestial Navigation calculators, Time and Weather calculators etc.

The Nautical Institute  The world’s leading institute for professional mariners

Navigation Center  The official US Coast Guard site for information about GPS, DGPS and other subjects of navigational interest. 

NOAA Astronomical Data  Moon Phases on-line

The Royal Institute of Navigation   for those with an interest in navigation in its broadest terms  

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office     

Canadian Tide Tables on-line     

United States Coast Pilot on-line    

 

Northwest Sites

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Alaska Department of Fish and Game

         Fishing in Alaska  Sport  Subsistence  Personal Use

Anchoring in False Creek

BC Freshwater Sport Fishing Synopsis   
          GoFish BC--database of lake depths for over 2500 lakes.  

BC Marina.com   This site has an amazing number of BC coastal photos by the MV Shellyanne

Coast Alaska Net low-tide videography of the Alaska Coast

Area Whiskey Golf

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Pacific Region

          Sport Fishing Guide    PDF Version

          Rockfish Conservation Areas  PDF Version  

Georgia Strait Alliance

          Guide to Green Boating 

Map of sewage pump out stations in Georgia Strait  

International Pacific Halibut Commission  

Northwest Boat Travel  Home of Northwest Boat Travel Guide and a massive collection of links.

Southern Gulf Islands National Park Reserve  

Victoria Harbour Traffic Scheme

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 

          Sport Fishing Regulations and Seasons  

 

Notices to Mariners

 

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Worldwide Navigational Warning System     

Australian Notices to Mariners

Canadian Coast Guard Notices to Mariners

            Annual Edition Notices to Mariners (Canada)

            Notices to Shipping  (Pacific)

The Commissioners of Irish Lights-- Republic of Ireland

French Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service--Notices to Mariners

Hong Kong Notices to Mariners

Japanese Hydrographic Department Notices to Mariners

Netherlands Hydrographic Office Notices to Mariners

New Zealand Notices to Mariners

Norwegian Notices to Mariners

Russian Federation Notices to Mariners and nautical charts

United Kingdom Hydrographic Office Admiralty Notices to Mariners

US Coast Guard Notices to Mariners  

United States National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Marine Navigation Department—online versions of Sailing Directions, Notices to Mariners and the American Practical Navigator (Bowditch). Formerly DMA.

US Office of Coast Survey critical paper chart corrections

US Raster Chart updates

Chart Co Commercial Notices to Mariners Service for US and British Admiralty Charts distributed by Satellite

 

Radar   

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NGIA Radar Navigation and Maneuvering Board Manual   

Furuno Electric Ltd. USA   

Lowrance Broadband Radar  

Raymarine Electronics   

Si-Tex Marine Electronics    

Simrad Marine Electronics    

Sperry Marine  Home Page of Sperry Marine Radar

Starpath School of Navigation--Home of the famous Radar trainer

UK Marine Accident Investigation Board  

     Performance Investigation of Marine Radar Reflectors commissioned by the MAIB 

     consequent to the investigation of the sinking of the Ouzo 

     Flyer to Merchant Shipping          Flyer to Leisure Industry

     
     

 Radio     

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Boat US application for a United States MMSI

Bob Dixon's Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) page    

Canadian Coast Guard   
             Marine Communication and Traffic Services   

             VHF-DSC Maritime Mobile Service Identity - MMSI  GMDSS for recreational boaters

Radio Aids to Marine Navigation (Canada) (United States)

Densham & Associates Pty Ltd.  Australian GMDSS Information Site  

US Coast Guard NAVTEX Marine Safety Broadcasts   

             VHF Radio coverage charts for the United States

Purchase Study Guide for the Restricted Radio Operator's Certificate (Maritime)       
         Available from          Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons    

Syllabus for the Canadian Restricted Radio Operator's Certificate (Maritime Commercial)    
         Available from          Industry Canada
       

 

Safety

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Cold Water Boot Camp  "Most of the water in Canada is cold year round. It’s cold water that is a major contributor to recreational drowning deaths year after year. Nine Boot Camp volunteers offered to ‘jump in with both feet’ and experience first hand what happens in 6 degree Celsius water."

Beyond Cold Water Boot Camp 

Cold Water Boot Camp USA

United States Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety     

          Safety Alerts and Lessons Learned   

          Product Assurance Division--Recalls and Manufacturer's Identification Code Database

Transport Canada Office of Boating Safety    Safe Boating Guide

Survival in Cold Waters (TP13822)  Based on the work of Dr. Michael Tipton, world authority on hypothermia. (We consider this publication to be so important that it rates a link on our home page. Everyone who operates a boat in cold waters should read this publication.)

           Small Fishing Vessel Safety Manual  

           Transport Canada Small Vessel Compliance Program

           Transport Canada Small Commercial Vessel Safety Guide 

Boat Safe Kids Boats and Speed

Boat US  Seaworthy Magazine--The Boat US Marine Insurance and Damage Avoidance report

           Why boats sink

           Caught in thunderstorms

           Hurricane preparation

California Department of Boating and Waterways   

Fish Safe BC

           Fishing Industry Hazard Alerts

           Accident Alert--Cold Water can Kill

Hypothermia.org   

iFloat blog-Lifejackets-This Name Is For a Reason

Lifelines--Navigating in the vicinity of large commercial vessels

Marine and Safety Tasmania  

Maryland Department of Natural Resources  

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources    
           Ice Safety  

           Boating Safety 
           The Drowning Machine   
National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) 

Boating in Oregon Coastal Waters--2007 Edition  1999 Edition

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (Pacific)  

SmartBoater.ca  

Washington State Boating Safety 

Watching Your Wake--a Boater's Guide 

 

Tides and Currents 

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Canadian Tides, Currents and Water Levels Home Page 

          Tides and Currents Predictions

Extreme Tidal Environments in British Columbia

NASA Perpetual Ocean Animation of worldwide ocean currents

NOAA Tides and Currents

          Tides and Currents Education

          FAQs

          Individual Station Selector for waterlevels etc. 

Ports and Passes 

 

Time 

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Astronomical Applications from the United States Naval Observatory

          World Time Zone Map  

Atomic Clock Sync Utility  

Daylight Saving Time 

The Personal World Clock 

Test Your Computer's Clock

TimeandDate.com

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

TimeTicker.com 

United States Official Time  

 

Weather   

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Current Satellite Photographs

Anchorage (NOAA) Surface Analysis--Synoptic weather charts for the North Pacific Ocean 

The Beaufort Scale

          History of the Beaufort Scale 

 

Meteorological Service of Canada  

          British Columbia Text forecasts

          Lightstation reports 

          Current conditions 

          Georgia Strait marine forecast 

          BC North Coast marine forecast

          BC South Coast marine forecast

Surface Analysis (Synoptic charts) 

Guide to Environment Canada Marine Weather Forecasts

Meteorological Service of Canada--Books and Publications

        Marine Weather Guide (Brochure) for British Columbia Waters by Environment Canada

        National Marine Weather Guide

        Regional Marine Weather Guide for British Columbia

 

National Data Buoy Center

NOAA Satellite Server   Current satellite photographs

NOAA Photo Library    

NOAA Marine Publications 

National Hurricane Center   

Mariner's Weather Guide  

 

United States National Weather Service   

           Alaska coastal Marine Forecasts

           Washington State Coastal Marine Forecasts 

           Marine Weather Service Charts for the coastal United States 

           National Weather Service Ocean Prediction Center 

 

Coastal BC Weather Links 

Cliff Maas Weather Blog 

Lee Chesneau's Marine WeatherMariner's Weather Handbook by Steve & Linda Dashew

Michelangelo and the Hurricane  

Paths of water particles in wind-driven waves

Rough Water Seamanship  

Windyty Flowing maps of Pacific winds

The Weather Doctor

The Weather Window  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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