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2013 Navigating Mid-Coast Maine Weekend Course

Maine Maritime Museum

Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

2013 Navigating Mid-Coast Maine Weekend Course

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Member Ended $80.00 $2.99
Nonmember Ended $85.00 $3.12

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Cruising the coastal waters of Maine can be fun, especially when you know how to read a nautical chart so you miss all those rocks and arrive safely at your destination.

This course is taught by members of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and serves as an introduction to navigation using The Three Rivers Chart (#13293). This way you'll become familiar with the coastal waters of our local region between Small Point and Pemaquid before ever setting sail.

This course give you the essential tools to make boating more enjoyable. First, you'll learn the basics about the information found on nautical charts. Second, you'll learn about navigation aids (they’re on the charts and on the water) so you can use them to cruise safely.Third, you'll learn how to plan cruises and understand the information found on charts (e.g., buoys, lights, water depth) and to use them while cruising the area.

Students will learn terms such as true and magnetic headings, variation, lines of position, chart symbols, piloting, latitude and longitude, dead reckoning, and aids to navigation and be able to use these skills to safely plan and plot a trip.  The Three Rivers chart (#13293) and a copy of a chapter on navigation principles are included. A parallel ruler and dividers are needed and can be purchased separately at our Museum Store.

This two day class meets Saturday April 20 & 27, 2013 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. 

This class is also available weekday evenings February 13, 2013 through March 6, 2013. 





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When & Where

243 Washington Street
Bath, 04530

Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Maine Maritime Museum

Maine Maritime Museum offers a myriad of opportunities to explore Maine’s maritime heritage and culture and to experience the mystique of Maine.

Visitors can find:

  • -fascinating exhibits brimming with art and artifacts
  • -contemporary, interactive areas for children and adults
  • -an historic shipyard with five of the original 19th century buildings
  • -a Victorian-era shipyard owners home
  • -an active waterfront
  • -a life-size sculptural representation of the largest wooden sailing vessel ever built
  • -a scenic campus on the bank of the Kennebec River


On the following pages you can learn more about the Museum’s History and Mission, find out who is on our staff and how to contact us.

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