Tag Archives: ATON

21st Century ATON’s & Waterway Safety

Tuesday June 3, 2014 I attended the Future of Navigation Listening Session in Seattle. This was a chance for Puget Sound boaters to find out about recent Aids to Navigation changes and hear about changes on the way and for … Continue reading

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The National Aids to Navigation Museum

The National Aids to Navigation Museum is located in Yorktown, Virginia at the USCG Training Center, in the atrium of Canfield Hall.  The Museum is open to everyone that has access to the base, this sadly limits the access by … Continue reading

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Aids to Navigation–Class Aids

Students seem to struggle the most with the Aids to Navigation section when first learning about Boating Safety.  Most texts have simple diagrams and a few pictures but putting everything in context is difficult.  These teaching aids for Aids to … Continue reading

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U.S. Aids to Navigation

Understanding what an Aid to Navigation (ATON) means is a very important part of Safe Boating.  One of the problems understanding what each Aid to Navigation means is visualizing what a specific ATON looks like and match it to the … Continue reading

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Introduction To U.S. Aids to Navigation – Examples from Shilshole Bay, Puget Sound

Understanding what an Aid To Navigation (ATON) means and looks like from just the symbol on the chart can be very difficult for many boaters. This is a narrated PowerPoint introduction  to U. S.  Aids to Navigation.  Individual chart symbols … Continue reading

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Introduction to U.S. Aids to Navigation

A short illustrated introduction to the U.S. Aids to Navigation System with pictures of Aids to Navigation (ATON’s) from the Seattle area.  The PowerPoint presentation is narrated and is about 10 minutes in length.  A formatted for printing PDF file … Continue reading

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