A navigation chart is a map designed and used primarily for navigation. A nautical chart includes the information used by the marine navigator, including latitude and longitude scales, topographical features, navigation aids such a lighthouses and radio beacons, magnetic information, indications of reefs and shoals, water depth, and warning notices. This information allows both plotting and a safe course and checking progress while sailing or boating.
If you love nautical decor like I do, you can turn these charts into beautiful wall art in your home like I have. Charts are easily accessible in any marine supply store. Once you have selected your favorite port of call, the next step is easy: deciding how to use it.
I have a large chart of Long Island framed hanging in my home. I love it because when guests come I can show them exactly where they are. It is a great point of reference. Happy plotting!
Something Extra: While you search for the perfect chart of your “one particular harbor,” enjoy listening to this classic Jimmy Buffett tune!