Boating News of the Day

Learn the latest on the Coast Guard's Operation Spring Restore, and get a jump on shopping for dad with our Father's Day Gift Guide.

May 8, 2012

News: Coast Guard Operation Spring Restore
The Coasties recently completed a mission to verify, replace and restore 1,281 aids to navigation in the Great Lakes system. If you’ve ever seen one of these work crews, it’s an impressive operation, lifting and placing these massive markers on a precise location. Read the full story at the Coast Guard Compass blog.

Read our Seamanship column on understanding channel markers.

Gear: Our Father’s Day Gift Guide Is Out
We know you want to get something special for the big D. (Or your mom, too, if you’re a little late on the job.) Take a look through our editor’s picks for cool gift ideas.


News: Navionics Freshest Data Chart Update Review
Marine electronics mega guru Ben Ellison reveals his year-long analysis of Navionics Freshest Data updater on his must-read blog, Panbo. Ben is a contributor to Boating and to many sister publications.

How to prepare for unseen navigation hazards.


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