CHS SDIR CEN 300E Great Lakes General Info 2021/12

SKU CEN300E

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General Information for the Great Lakes is grouped in this booklet.

The Sailing Directions booklets are an indispensable companion to nautical charts. They are a great tool for planning and assisting in navigation because they provide information that cannot be shown on a chart.

Author: CHS

Date: 2021

Format: Comb Bound Booklet

Number of Pages: 102

CHAPTER 1 General Navigational Information
Routes and navigational hazards ____________________________________ 1-1
• Ship routing systems _________________________________________ 1-1
• Fishing vessels ______________________________________________ 1-2
• Winter navigation____________________________________________ 1-2
Nautical publications ______________________________________________ 1-3
• Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) publications ________________ 1-3
• Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) publications ________________________ 1-3
Nautical charts ___________________________________________________ 1-4
Magnetic variation ________________________________________________ 1-6
Cables __________________________________________________________ 1-7
Water level information____________________________________________ 1-7
Aids to navigation_________________________________________________ 1-8
Electronic positioning systems _____________________________________ 1-10
Pilotage ________________________________________________________ 1-10
Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) _____________________________________ 1-11
Use of radio _____________________________________________________ 1-11
Search and rescue________________________________________________ 1-13
Cold water survival ______________________________________________ 1-14
CHAPTER 2 Regulations
List of Statutes, Regulations, Guidelines and Conventions _______________ 2-1
Regulations ______________________________________________________ 2-2
CHAPTER 3 General Geographic information and Broad Description
of Port Facilities
Geographical and physical features __________________________________ 3-1
The provinces ____________________________________________________ 3-3
St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes system___________________________ 3-5
Port facilities_____________________________________________________ 3-7
CHAPTER 4 Natural Conditions
Seabed __________________________________________________________ 4-1
Ice______________________________________________________________ 4-3
• Types of ice ________________________________________________ 4-3
• Ages of ice _________________________________________________ 4-3
• Concentration _______________________________________________ 4-3
• Forms of floating ice _________________________________________ 4-4
• Surface features _____________________________________________ 4-4
• Other terms common to shipping________________________________ 4-4
• Ice coverage ________________________________________________ 4-5
Water levels_____________________________________________________ 4-11
Seiches _________________________________________________________ 4-14
Currents _______________________________________________________ 4-15
Meteorological information________________________________________ 4-16 

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