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These links are some of the memberships favorite places to visit on the Internet. They are provided in the spirit of sharing information and are not intended to be any kind of endorsement or representation of accuracy of the data on the destination websites.

First Aid/CPR/AED Training Videos - CPR, AED & First Aid Video Library from the National Safety Council

Rescuing a Drowning Victim by Boat - A guide of what boaters should do to help Rescue a Drowning Victim

Immersion into Cold Water - Training Video on surviving the effects of cold-water immersion, cold shock, incapacitation & hypothermia.

First Aid for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - First Aid Reference for CO Victims. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and poisonous gas



Animated Knots - Learn by viewing animated knots that are primarily for boaters

Boat Ed - Boating Education Resources and Boater’s License Courses for all States

Documented Vessel Owner Info - Search by vessel name or official USCG documation number

EPIRB Basics - Basic EPIRB operating rules drawn from US Coast Guard, NOAA and manufacturer information

Global Positioning System (GPS) - Official U.S. government information about the Global Positioning System (GPS) and related topics

Inflatable Life Jackets – What you Need & Should know about Proper Care and Maintenance of Inflatable Lift Jackets (9-min Video)

MD Requirements for Recreational Vessels - Guide for Maryland State Requirements for Recreational Vessels from Maryland Natural Resources Police

MD 2019 Recreational Boating Statistics - Contains statistics on Recreational Boating Accidents for Maryland

Mastering Marlinespike - Learn to tie knots, bends, hitches and more

MMSI FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions about Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) numbers

MMSI (Domestic) - MMSI numbers for US registered or documented, recreational vessels under 65’ that are NOT Visiting or Communicating with Foreign Ports

MMSI (International) - FCC issued MMSI numbers for International Cruising - Accessible to International Search & Rescue Agencies

Navigation Rules - Rules of the Road and other navigation rules

NATO Phonetic Alphabet - Phonetic Alphabet, Codes & Signals uesed by NATO and USCG so that letters and numbers can be pronounced and understood by those who transmit and receive voice messages by radio or telephone

Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit - If you communicate with Foreign Coast or Ship Stations, you must have a Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit in addition to your Ship Radio Station License

Right Life Jacket - U.S. Coast Guard life jacket requirements for Recreational Vessels

Ship Radio Stations - Depending on the size, purpose, or destination of a vessel, its radio station may need to meet certain requirements

Smith's Master Index to Marime Museums - Complete guide to all (almost 648) Maritime Museums in North America

Starry Night - Audio Pronunciation Guide for the top 500 most commonly mispronounced astronomical stars & objects

USCG National Vessel Documentation Center - Frequently Asked Questions about Vessel Documentation, a national form of registration

USCG 2019 Recreational Boating Statistics - Contains statistics on Recreational Boating Accidents and state vessel registration

U.S. Navy Signal Flags - International alphabet flags, numeral pennants, numeral flags, and special flags and pennants for visual signaling

VHF/DSC - Digital Selective Calling allows mariners to efficiently initiate or receive VHF Distress, Urgency, Safety and Routine Communications

Virtual VSC - Prepare for a successful Vessel Safety Check





AIS - AIS is an automatic tracking system that uses transponders on vessels to supplement marine radar for Vessel Identification and Collision Avoidance

Canadian Charts - Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS)'s nautical charts and publications

Canadian Coast Guard - Canadian Navigation Services, Navigational Warnings, Search and Rescue

Inland Navigational Charts - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inland navigation system charts for download

Local Notice to Mariners - Updated weekly and available for download in PDF Format

Maryland Boating Speed Zones - Map showing boating speed limits and special regulation zones on the Chesapeake Bay and it's tributaries

Nautical Charts and Publications - NOAA Office of Coast Survey - Download: Navigational Charts, United States Coast Pilot, U.S. Chart No. 1 (Chart Symbols)

Navigation Star Chart - U.S. Observatory Navigation Star Chart for celestial navigation

NOAA ENC - Electronic Navigational Charts - Free Download of Vector Nautical Chart data - updated weekly

NOAA Home Page - Information on all the products and services provided by the NOAA

OpenCPN - Free chartplotter navigation software and apps

US Coast Pilot Index - Index to all Coast Pilots volumes, which contain supplemental information that is difficult to portray on a nautical chart. Available in PDF file format for viewing or download.

US Coast Pilot #3 - Atlantic Coast: Sandy Hook, NJ to Cape Henry, VA in PDF file format for viewing or download.

USCG Light Lists Index - Index to all Light Lists volumes, which are intended to furnish more complete information concerning aids to navigation than can be conveniently shown on charts.

USCG Light Lists Weekly Updates - Weekly Updates for all USCG Light Lists. Available in PDF file format for viewing or download.

USCG Light List #2 - Atlantic Coast: Shrewsbury River, NJ to Little River, SC in PDF file format for viewing or download.

USCG Navigation Center - Search the database using a wide variety of parameters to get current Maritime Navigation Information





Automated Radio Check - Do it yourself Automated Radio Check Service (Currently not operational in the Annapolis area)

EPIRB Rental Program - Rent an EPIRB or PLB. Large inventory of rental emergency beacons shipped directly to you

Inflatable Life Jacket Rearming Kits – Identify the proper manufacture part number Inflator Rearming Kit from images and style numbers

Maritime Safety Office - Global maritime geospatial intelligence, Safety of Navigation, Nautical Calculators, Marine Pilot Charts

Maryland DNR - Boating Safety home page for the State of Maryland

NASBLA - Organization that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety

USCG Float Plan - Official Float Plan of the U.S. Coast Guard - Complete this plan before you go boating and leave it with a reliable person

USCG Office of Boating Safety - The U.S. Coast Guard's Boating Safety Division - Dedicated to improving the knowledge, skills, and abilities of Recreational Boaters.

USCG Sector Maryland-NCR - Provides maritime safety, security, accessibility, and environmental protection for the upper Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries





America's Boating Channel - Safe boating and boater education digital media (many videos)

America's Boating Club - For all types of boaters – novice or experienced, in coastal or inland waterways

America's Boating Club Education - Courses and Seminars designed to build your boating skills for where you do your boating

America's Boating Club of Mid-Atlantic - Formally known as USPS District 5. District website for 31 Mid-Atlantic Squadrons

America's Boating Club Member's Benefits - Received discounts on boating products, insurance, travel and lodging, and many more items

Boat Live 365 - Collection of educational materials and resources for Recreational Boaters

Sail Angle - The Ultimate Online Boating Community

United States Power Squadrons - USPS is a non profit, boating educational and social organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable





ActiveCaptain - Users shares their experiences to make boating safer, less expensive and more enjoyable

Aqua Map - This application provides Nautical Charts using Retina displays

Chesapeake Bay Magazine - Magizine for Chesapeake lifestyle and showcase of people in the region

Defender - Authorized U.S. dealer/distributor marine outfitter offering a wide selection of quality products

Fawcett - An independent business, locally owned and operated marine supplier in Annapolis

FishTalk Online - Weekly fishing reports for the Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic and surrounding region

Marine Traffic - Track the movements of any ship in the world transmitting an AIS signal

Mario Vittone - Boating Safety Articles from an expert on Immersion Hypothermia, Drowning, Sea Survival, and Safety at Sea

Navionics - Nautical Charts & Apps for cruising, fishing, sailing, diving and many other activities on the water

Panbo - Marine Electronics Forum on Chartplotters, MFDs, Radar, Autopilot, AIS, VHF Radios, Sonar, Tools, etc...

PropTalk Online - Read the latest issue of PropTalk Magazine online, or browse through the archives

SpinSheet Online - Read the latest issue of SpinSheet Magazine online, or browse through the archives

TheGPSStore.com - Sells extensive selection of GPS units, marine electronics, outdoor gear, accessories, and GPS related equipment

Tidal Fish Cheaspeake Angler Forum - Maryland fishing reports, fishing techniques and fishing talk covering the Maryland Chesapeake Bay & Tidal Waters

Waterway Guide - Guide featuring mile-by-mile navigation information for Chesapeake Bay and beyond

West Marine - Marine equipment retailers with local stores all over the country (12 in Maryland)





Aviation Weather for BWI - Latest weather reports, radar, and forecasts for aviation flights in Baltimore Airspace

NOAA NWS: Annapolis - Current conditions and detailed forcasts for Annapolis from United States Naval Academy observation station

NOAA National Data Buoy Center - Real time data from 1000’s of NOAA buoys

NOAA National Hurricane Center - Prediction of hurricanes and other tropical weather

NOAA NHC 2020 Products - Update on National Hurricane Center Products and Services for 2020

NOAA NHC Definition of TFC - Definition of the National Hurricane Center Track Forecast Cone

NOAA nowCOAST - GIS-based web mapping portal to NOAA's real-time coastal observations, analyses, forecasts, watches, warnings, and advisories

NOAA Ocean Prediction Center - Worldwide surface marine observations system in real time

NOAA Station TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD - Real time tidal and meteorological observations at Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse for the last 45 days

NOAA Storm Prediction Center - Provides timely and accurate weather storm forecasts and watches

NOAA Tide Predictions - View Tide predictions for up to 2 years in the past or future

Tide and Current Predictor for Annapolis - Generate predictions of current speeds and tidal heights for Annapolis (US Naval Academy), Severn River

Tide and Current Predictor - Generate predictions of current speeds and tidal heights for any selected location

Tide Finder - Generate predictions of tidal heights and Sun & Moon rise/set times for Maryland waters

Time & Date - Current Time (World Clock), Sunrise & Sunset Calculator, Moon Rise, Set & Phase Calculator, Time & Date Calculator

Ventusky - Top-Quality application that clearly displays meteorological data from around the world

Wave Height Model - Colorful model showing global wave data

Windfinder - Wind, Wave and Weather Forecast for Thomas Point

Windy.com - Windy (also known as Windyty) is a tool for weather forecast visualization




ActiveCaptain - Users shares their experiences to make boating safer, less expensive and more enjoyable

AIS - AIS is an automatic tracking system that uses transponders on vessels to supplement marine radar for Vessel Identification and Collision Avoidance

America's Boating Channel - Safe boating and boater education digital media (many videos)

America's Boating Club - For all types of boaters – novice or experienced, in coastal or inland waterways

America's Boating Club Education - Courses and Seminars designed to build your boating skills for where you do your boating

America's Boating Club of Mid-Atlantic - Formally known as USPS District 5. District website for 31 Mid-Atlantic Squadrons

America's Boating Club Member's Benefits - Received discounts on boating products, insurance, travel and lodging, and many more items

Animated Knots - Learn by viewing animated knots that are primarily for boaters

Automated Radio Check - Do it yourself Automated Radio Check Service (Currently not operational in the Annapolis area)

Aviation Weather for BWI - Latest weather reports, radar, and forecasts for aviation flights in Baltimore Airspace

Aqua Map - This application provides Nautical Charts using Retina displays

Boat Ed - Boating Education Resources and Boater’s License Courses for all States

Boat Live 365 - Collection of educational materials and resources for Recreational Boaters

Canadian Charts - Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS)'s nautical charts and publications

Canadian Coast Guard - Canadian Navigation Services, Navigational Warnings, Search and Rescue

Chesapeake Bay Magazine - Magizine for Chesapeake lifestyle and showcase of people in the region

Defender - Authorized U.S. dealer/distributor marine outfitter offering a wide selection of quality products

Documented Vessel Owner Info - Search by vessel name or official USCG documation number

EPIRB Basics - Basic EPIRB operating rules drawn from US Coast Guard, NOAA and manufacturer information

EPIRB Rental Program - Rent an EPIRB or PLB. Large inventory of rental emergency beacons shipped directly to you

Fawcett - An independent business, locally owned and operated marine supplier in Annapolis

FishTalk Online - Weekly fishing reports for the Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic and surrounding region

Global Positioning System (GPS) - Official U.S. government information about the Global Positioning System (GPS) and related topics

Inflatable Life Jackets – What you Need & Should know about Proper Care and Maintenance of Inflatable Lift Jackets (9-min Video)

Inflatable Life Jacket Rearming Kits – Identify the proper manufacture part number Inflator Rearming Kit from images and style numbers

Inland Navigational Charts - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inland navigation system charts for download

Local Notice to Mariners - Updated weekly and available for download in PDF Format

Maritime Safety Office - Global maritime geospatial intelligence, Safety of Navigation, Nautical Calculators, Marine Pilot Charts

Marine Traffic - Track the movements of any ship in the world transmitting an AIS signal

Mario Vittone - Boating Safety Articles from an expert on Immersion Hypothermia, Drowning, Sea Survival, and Safety at Sea

Maryland Boating Speed Zones - Map showing boating speed limits and special regulation zones on the Chesapeake Bay and it's tributaries

Maryland DNR - Boating Safety home page for the State of Maryland

MD Requirements for Recreational Vessels - Guide for Maryland State Requirements for Recreational Vessels from Maryland Natural Resources Police

MD 2019 Recreational Boating Statistics - Contains statistics on Recreational Boating Accidents for Maryland

Mastering Marlinespike - Learn to tie knots, bends, hitches and more

MMSI FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions about Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) numbers

MMSI (Domestic) - MMSI numbers for US registered or documented, recreational vessels under 65’ that are NOT Visiting or Communicating with Foreign Ports

MMSI (International) - FCC issued MMSI numbers for International Cruising - Accessible to International Search & Rescue Agencies

NASBLA - Organization that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety

NATO Phonetic Alphabet - Phonetic Alphabet, Codes & Signals uesed by NATO and USCG so that letters and numbers can be pronounced and understood by those who transmit and receive voice messages by radio or telephone

Nautical Charts and Publications - NOAA Office of Coast Survey - Download: Navigational Charts, United States Coast Pilot, U.S. Chart No. 1 (Chart Symbols)

Navionics - Nautical Charts & Apps for cruising, fishing, sailing, diving and many other activities on the water

Navigation Rules - Rules of the Road and other navigation rules

Navigation Star Chart - U.S. Observatory Navigation Star Chart for celestial navigation

NOAA NWS: Annapolis - Current conditions and detailed forcasts for Annapolis from United States Naval Academy observation station

NOAA ENC - Electronic Navigational Charts - Free Download of Vector Nautical Chart data - updated weekly

NOAA Home Page - Information on all the products and services provided by the NOAA

NOAA National Data Buoy Center - Real time data from 1000’s of NOAA buoys

NOAA National Hurricane Center - Prediction of hurricanes and other tropical weather

NOAA NHC 2020 Products - Update on National Hurricane Center Products and Services for 2020

NOAA NHC Definition of TFC - Definition of the National Hurricane Center Track Forecast Cone

NOAA nowCOAST - GIS-based web mapping portal to NOAA's real-time coastal observations, analyses, forecasts, watches, warnings, and advisories

NOAA Ocean Prediction Center - Worldwide surface marine observations system in real time

NOAA Station TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD - Real time tidal and meteorological observations at Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse for the last 45 days

NOAA Storm Prediction Center - Provides timely and accurate weather storm forecasts and watches

NOAA Tide Predictions - View Tide predictions for up to 2 years in the past or future

OpenCPN - Free chartplotter navigation software and apps

Panbo - Marine Electronics Forum on Chartplotters, MFDs, Radar, Autopilot, AIS, VHF Radios, Sonar, Tools, etc...

PropTalk Online - Read the latest issue of PropTalk Magazine online, or browse through the archives

Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit - If you communicate with Foreign Coast or Ship Stations, you must have a Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit in addition to your Ship Radio Station License

Right Life Jacket - U.S. Coast Guard life jacket requirements for Recreational Vessels

Sail Angle - The Ultimate Online Boating Community

Ship Radio Stations - Depending on the size, purpose, or destination of a vessel, its radio station may need to meet certain requirements

Smith's Master Index to Marime Museums - Complete guide to all (almost 648) Maritime Museums in North America

SpinSheet Online - Read the latest issue of SpinSheet Magazine online, or browse through the archives

Starry Night - Audio Pronunciation Guide for the top 500 most commonly mispronounced astronomical stars & objects

TheGPSStore.com - Sells extensive selection of GPS units, marine electronics, outdoor gear, accessories, and GPS related equipment

Tidal Fish Cheaspeake Angler Forum - Maryland fishing reports, fishing techniques and fishing talk covering the Maryland Chesapeake Bay & Tidal Waters

Tide and Current Predictor for Annapolis - Generate predictions of current speeds and tidal heights for Annapolis (US Naval Academy), Severn River

Tide and Current Predictor - Generate predictions of current speeds and tidal heights for any selected location

Tide Finder - Generate predictions of tidal heights and Sun & Moon rise/set times for Maryland waters

Time & Date - Current Time (World Clock), Sunrise & Sunset Calculator, Moon Rise, Set & Phase Calculator, Time & Date Calculator

US Coast Pilot Index - Index to all Coast Pilots volumes, which contain supplemental information that is difficult to portray on a nautical chart. Available in PDF file format for viewing or download.

US Coast Pilot #3 - Atlantic Coast: Sandy Hook, NJ to Cape Henry, VA in PDF file format for viewing or download.

USCG Float Plan - Official Float Plan of the U.S. Coast Guard - Complete this plan before you go boating and leave it with a reliable person

USCG Light Lists Index - Index to all Light Lists volumes, which are intended to furnish more complete information concerning aids to navigation than can be conveniently shown on charts.

USCG Light Lists Weekly Updates - Weekly Updates for all USCG Light Lists. Available in PDF file format for viewing or download.

USCG Light List #2 - Atlantic Coast: Shrewsbury River, NJ to Little River, SC in PDF file format for viewing or download.

USCG National Vessel Documentation Center - Frequently Asked Questions about Vessel Documentation, a national form of registration

USCG Navigation Center - Search the database using a wide variety of parameters to get current Maritime Navigation Information

USCG Office of Boating Safety - The U.S. Coast Guard's Boating Safety Division - Dedicated to improving the knowledge, skills, and abilities of Recreational Boaters.

USCG Sector Maryland-NCR - Provides maritime safety, security, accessibility, and environmental protection for the upper Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries

USCG 2019 Recreational Boating Statistics - Contains statistics on Recreational Boating Accidents and state vessel registration

U.S. Navy Signal Flags - International alphabet flags, numeral pennants, numeral flags, and special flags and pennants for visual signaling

United States Power Squadrons - USPS is a non profit, boating educational and social organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable

Ventusky - Top-Quality application that clearly displays meteorological data from around the world

VHF/DSC - Digital Selective Calling allows mariners to efficiently initiate or receive VHF Distress, Urgency, Safety and Routine Communications

Virtual VSC - Prepare for a successful Vessel Safety Check

Waterway Guide - Guide featuring mile-by-mile navigation information for Chesapeake Bay and beyond

Wave Height Model - Colorful model showing global wave data

Waterway Guide - Guide featuring mile-by-mile navigation information for Chesapeake Bay and beyond

West Marine - Marine equipment retailers with local stores all over the country (12 in Maryland)

Windfinder - Wind, Wave and Weather Forecast for Thomas Point

Windy.com - Windy (also known as Windyty) is a tool for weather forecast visualization

Mother of All Maritime Links - Links to almost everything nautical



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