Rear Adm. Charles Pierce

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: MY SUBJECT IS NOT concerned with any magical system of electronic positioning, depth recording, or digital readout system. It does concern a product of great utility to the small boaters, a rapidly growing fraternity in pursuit of recreational boating. The small boat chart is designed for those who use our inland and coastal waterways with craft varying in length from the 16-foot open boat powered with an outboard motor to the cruiser which varies in length and tonnage in accordance with the individual’s pocketbook. The novice or the experienced seaman requires more than a boat, a motor, and accessories to take him where his whims may dictate. He needs a reliable chart whether he is boating in his own familiar waters or cruises far astream. My guess is that a considerable number of this audience is now or will be participants in recreational boating.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 6, Number 6
Pages: 383 - 389
Cite this article: Pierce, Rear Adm. Charles, "CHARTS FOR AMERICA'S FASTEST GROWING FLEET", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 6, No. 6, 1959, pp. 383-389.
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