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Navigating Midcoast Maine

Tue. May 19 @ 6:00 pm - Thu. May 28 @ 8:00 pm

The Colby Museum of Art will raffle four tickets (an $80.00 – $100.00 value) for a pair of lucky guests to participate in this ten-day training. These tickets will be sponsored under the Colby Museum’s Let Art Inspire wellness initiative in that the themes of this course relates to the Colby Museum’s current exhibition; Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing. Be sure to attend the following programs to enter the raffle; Spring Open House (Thursday, February 20th), Lifeboat 1944 screening (Monday, March 2nd), Lifeboat 2018 screening (Monday, March 16th), and To Sir, with Love (Tuesday, April 14). Winners will be notified via email on May 1st. Guests are responsible for their own transportation to the Maine Maritime Museum.

Cruising the coastal waters of Maine can be fun, especially when you know how to read a nautical chart so you miss all those rocks and arrive safely at your destination. This course is taught by members of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and serves as an introduction to navigation using The Three Rivers Chart (#13293). This way you’ll become familiar with the coastal waters of our local region between Small Point and Pemaquid before ever setting sail.
This course gives you the essential tools to make boating more enjoyable.

● First, you’ll learn the basics about the information found on nautical charts.
● Second, you’ll learn about navigation aids (they’re on the charts and on the water) so you can use them to cruise safely.
● Third, you’ll learn how to plan cruises and understand the information found on charts (e.g. buoys, lights, water depth) and to use them while cruising the area.

Students will learn terms such as true and magnetic headings, variation, lines of position, chart symbols, piloting, latitude and longitude, dead reckoning, and aids to navigation and be able to use these skills to safely plan and plot a trip. The Three Rivers chart (#13293) and a copy of a chapter on navigation principles are included.
A parallel ruler and dividers are needed and can be purchased separately at our Museum Store.
This class meets on Tuesday & Thursday evenings starting from May 19 through May 28, 2020, from 6-8 pm.


Tue. May 19 @ 6:00 pm
Thu. May 28 @ 8:00 pm
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Maine Maritime Museum
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Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington St
Bath, 04530
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