This the online textbook for the Maine Adult Education course called Coastal Navigation Level 1 created by Alice's Awesome Adventures. This is your textbook and homework information source.
You will need to have a chart parallel ruler, a chart pair of dividers, and a chart of Casco Bay or Penobscot Bay to complete this course. You can find these at marine supply stores and online. It doesn't matter whether your chart is paper or waterproof. If you have an old one that is OK as we are learning to navigate.
There are many extra nuggets inside this course that will help you become a safer recreational boater. This course is good for anyone planning to proceed on tidal waters including bays, rivers, and more open coastal Maine waters.
There will be two Zoom online class sessions as part of this course. Be sure to have read the Coastal Navigation lesson before the first class.