Read anything you can on maritime safety issues.

USCG are really good guys. Ask them to inspect your vessel. Go to their web site.

Take a boaters safety class!

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Charts:

NOAA Charts

NOAA Charts Lake Michigan

NOAA Charts Interactive (International)

Coastal Pilot Information: 

Topics in the Coastal Pilot include channel descriptions, anchorages, bridge and cable clearances, currents, tide and water levels, prominent features, pilotage, towage, weather, ice conditions, wharf descriptions, dangers, routes, traffic separation schemes, small-craft facilities, and Federal regulations applicable to navigation.

Coastal Pilot General

Coastal Pilot Great Lakes

Coastal Pilot Lake Michigan

USCG Resources:

USCG Vessel Safety Check

Navigation Rules, DHS/USCG

Weather Links:

National Doppler Radar Interactive for Region

Great Lakes Regional Radar Map Interactive for Region

Chicago Regional Forecast Interactive

Great Lakes Coastal Forecasting System

Education Links:

United States Naval Academy              

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy          

U.S. Coast Guard Academy                

Great Lakes Maritime Academy            

Maritime Links:

Naval Sea Cadets Corps

Navy League of the United States

International Shipmasters Association

Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping

Maritime opportunities

 

U.S Merchant Marine Academy

Address:

300 Steamboat Road

 Kings Point, NY 11024

Phone:   516/773-5000

 

The Great Lakes Maritime Academy

NMC Great Lakes Campus

Address:

715 E. Front St.

Traverse City, MI 49686

Phone:   231/995-1200; 

                877/ 824-7447

Mailing Address:

1701 E. Front St.

Traverse City, MI 49686

Phone:  877/824-7447

 

United States Naval Academy

Address:

121 Blake Road

Annapolis, MD  21402

Phone:  410/293-4361

 

United States Coast Guard Academy

Address:

31 Mohegan Avenue

New London, CT 06320

Phone:  800/883-USCG (8724)

 

California Maritime Academy

Address:

200 Maritime Academy Drive

Vallejo, CA  94590

Telephone:  707/654-1000

 

Maine Maritime Academy

Address:

Castine, ME

Telephone:  800/227-8465 (Out of State)

                       800/464-6565 (Maine)

 

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Address:

101 Academy Drive

 Buzzards Bay, MA  02535

Phone:  508/830-5000

 

State University of New York Maritime College

Address:  

6 Pennyfield Avenue

Throggs Neck, NY  10465

Phone:  718/-409-7200

 

Texas Maritime Academy

Address:

Seawolf Parkway

Galveston, TX  77554

Phone:  409/740-4414

 

Calhoon MEBA Engineering School

Address:

27050 Saint Michaels Road

Easton, MD 21601

Phone:  410/822-9600

 

Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education

Address:

P.O. Box 75

Piney Point, MD 20674

Phone:  301/994-0010

 

Pacific Maritime Institute

Address:

1729 Alaskan Way South

Seattle, WA  98134

Phone:  888/893-7829

 

Marine Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies

Address:

692 Maritime Blvd.

Linthicum Heights, MD  21090

Phone:  866/656-5568

 

Webb Institute

Address:

298 Crescent Beach Road

Glen Cove, NY 11542

Phone:  866/708-9322

 

International Maritime University of Adaptive Sciences

Address:

4573 Dolphin Dr.

Lake Worth, FL  33463

Phone:  800/977-7576

 

Maritime Scholarships

  • A.R. "Babe" Schwartz Honorary Scholarship 
  • Blue Water Shipmasters' Fund Scholarship
  • California Diving & Aquatic Studies Scholarship
  • Charles H. Bussmann Scholarship
  • Kenelm W. Coons Marine Affairs Scholarship 
  • Marine Technology Scholarship 
  • Mel Sheeham Scholarship 
  • Regional Water Authority Scholarship
  • Robert Christian Eckhardt Honorary Scholarship
  • Robert F. Rich Scholarship Fund
  • ROV Student Scholarship
  • Skoch Scholarship 
  • The Florida Harbor Pilots' Scholarship Program 
  • Tommy L. Richards Scholarship 
  • Wilbur N. Landers Scholarship 
  • William M. Kennedy Scholarship