Nautical Chart Interpretation
Figure 1-10 represents a portion of an average chart.
This chart contains
a lot of information.
When you are in doubt of a specific symbol on a
chart refer to U.S. Coast Guard Chart 1 in booklet form.
Chart 1 lists all standard symbology contained on a chart and is published
in easy to use booklet format. A copy of chart 1 will be available in
every charthouse, if you cant find one, a copy may be found in Duttons
Navigation and Piloting. But a copy of Chart 1 must be ordered!
Now lets take a closer look at the chart. If you have a copy of a chart
and chart 1, get them to use as references while covering this material.
Use figure 1-10 on the facing pages to identify the many items that may
appear on a chart.
Note: Figure 1-10 does not contain all symbols and features that may
appear on a nautical chart! However, many items that you will work
with on a day-to-day basis are called out for your attention.