Less Common Navigation Aids | Boating Safety

Less Common Navigation Aids

Knowing these less common navigation aids can give you an edge when it comes to boating safety.

Less Common Navigation Aids

You'll find preferred channel markers where a channel splits in two or converges with another channel, or over an obstruction.

Less Common Navigation Aids

You'll find dual-purpose aids in the Intracoastal Waterway between Texas and New Jersey at junctions with other bodies of water.

Less Common Navigation Aids

You'll find special-purpose marks over or near temporary obstructions or hazards, such as fishing nets, dredging limits, anchorages, etc.

Less Common Navigation Aids

You'll find range markers in busy commercial harbors.

Less Common Navigation Aids

By positioning his boat so that the pattern or lights of the two range markers line up, the skipper is assured of being in the center of the channel.

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