Captain James Lowe
USCG 200 Ton Licensed Master
(727) 236-1385

Resources and other useful links

chart Navigation Rules PDF Other Captains will
expect you to know and follow these rules!

Light List a detailed list of navigational aids including lighthouses and other lighted navigation aids

Coast Pilot supplemental information that is difficult to portray on a nautical chart. Operating a pilot boat

Chart 1 pdf download Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms used on Paper and Electronic Navigational Charts

National Maritime Center

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

NY Canal System


DTOPS, the Decal and Transponder Online Procurement System'
The DTOPS website lets you place orders and pay online for Annual User Fees (transponders and/or decals) and single crossing fees associated with crossing the borders into the United States. Transponders are used for commercial vehicles while decals are used for private aircraft and private vessels (30 ft+). Single crossing fees apply only to commercial vehicles.

Caribbean Pirates nautical glossary

International Code of Signals download

The Nautical Institute


The premier source of meteorological and oceanographic measurements for the marine environment.

America's Great Loop Cruisers' Association

Lake Okeechobee water level

US Army Corps Of Engineers

Boating Knots Animated Knots <- as a novice webmaster I use this alot.


Fort Lauderdale Marine Directory