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Managing The Waterway: Hampton Roads, VA To Biscayne Bay, Florida

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Managing The Waterway: Hampton Roads, VA To Biscayne Bay, Florida

You’ll never be a local, but this enriched cruising guide makes you a “semi-local.” The Doyles have rethought and enriched the cruising guide concept in this all-you-need resource. The unique content and stress-reducing format enable you to confidently plan your trip and pilot your vessel while learning about and enjoying the Intracoastal Waterway’s wildlife, history, and culture.

First and foremost a navigation guide, MTW includes 443 GPS waypoints, 349 marine facilities, 283 anchorages, 142 bridges & locks (with alternate names, highway cross references, and telephone numbers), 43 ranges, 26 inlets, and 8 alternate routes. The MTW series of cruising guides also includes several unique features:

Rolling Header—Navigation pages have customized headers which “roll” page-by-page and mile-by-mile with your transit. A Safety Info tab lists VHF hailing and working channels and telephone numbers for the nearest U.S. Coast Guard, Sea Tow, and TowBoatU.S. stations. The strongest (and next south- or northbound) NOAA weather stations are also included. A Heads Up! tab highlights the next opening bridges, security zones, and navigational hazards which impact your safety or schedule.

DST Mixed Metric Table—The old distance-speed-time problem may seem trivial, until you remember the ICW is measured in statute miles but a vessel’s speed is displayed in nautical miles per hour (knots). Use this table to accurately determine ship's progress to make a bridge opening or estimate time to a marina or anchorage.

Waterway Chandleries—Listing 192 chandleries, MTW is the only guide cataloging marine stores within easy reach of ICW marinas and anchorages. The tables include addresses, telephone numbers, and distances from the closest marina.

Interpretive Vignettes—With over 260 interpretive vignettes, this cruising guide is more than a navigation book. Cruisers and armchair sailors alike travel bays, sounds, and rivers as the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway story unfolds. Vignettes on regional flora & fauna, history & folklore, and pop culture & local events highlight this slice of waterfront America.