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United States Power Squadron® Links:  
USPS® National Web Site
USPS Members LogIn Page  (Certificate # necessary)  Locate any USPS District or Squadron and Website (if available)

                                                                       District 27 Home Page

Cape Fear Sail and Power Squadron Greensboro Power Squadron
Cape Lookout Sail and Power Squadron Pamlico Sail & Power Squadron
Catawba Sail and Power Squadron Raleigh Power Squadron
Charlotte Power Squadron Rocky Mount Power Squadron
Durham Sail and Power Squadron Shallotte River Sail and Power Squadron
Fayetteville Sail and Power Squadron Southport Sail and Power Squadron
Fort Macon Sail and Power Squadron Tar River Sail and Power Squadron
Goldsboro Sail and Power Squadron Winston-Salem Sail and Power Squadron
U.S. Coast Guard Links: Boating Safety Quiz, Courses, Vessel Safety Check,
Spring Commissioning Check List, etc.:
USCG Navigation Center (NAVCEN)

    Valuable Checklist for Spring Commissioning  
Suggestions to prepare your boat, motor and trailer for the season.

Safe Boating    Boating Safety Resource Center - USCG Lake Norman Sail & Power Squadron Boating Course
Navigation Rules (Important !  All boat operators are responsible for these rules !) USPS Americas Boating Course 
LNSPS Vessel Safety Check Activity
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Links: USPS Boating Safety Quiz
(test your basic knowledge about boating! )
Coast Guard Auxiliary Home Page Mariners Learning System Blog (Great Information about Boating)
NC Wildlife Commission - Information, Regulations and Licensing Lake Norman Marine Commission
NC Wildlife Commission - Home page
   (Important information about NC Regulations, etc.)
Clean Water Act Legislation
NC Wildlife "Boating in North Carolina" Boating and Waterways in NC  
NC Vessel Operator's Guide (NC Wildlife publication for boaters)  
Marine (VHF) Radio Information  
Marine Radio Channels and Usage Sun and Moon Data for today (one day data)
Marine Radio Technique  
Automated Marine (VHF) Radio Check Astronomical Data for Sun, Moon, Planets, Navig. Stars
Find times of sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, and civil twilight for any day and location. Look up meridian transits, eclipses, moon phases, etc., plus GHA, Dec, Hc, Zn, and altitude corrections for the Sun, Moon, Planets and all 57 navigational stars.
National Ocean and Atmospheric
        Administration Links (NOAA):
National Weather Service
Tide and Currents (NOAA)  
Astronomical Data (affecting tides)  
Use this link to learn and calculate important information about...
Geomagnetism & Magnetic Declination Calculator
NOAA's Online Chart Viewer

Lake Norman Related Sites:
Lake Norman Navigational Markers for Google Earth (ATONs)
A "My Places" layer for Google Earth. Must have Google Earth program installed. This will initially load as a temporary layer the first time you open it. When you close Google Earth, you have the option to "Save" or "Discard" this "My Places" layer. If you save this layer when you close Google Earth, it will be available when you reopen Google Earth. You don't need to install (or load) it again.
Shoal Markers - Navigation Hazard -  Information on Lake Norman
Important information from Gus Gustafson's website regarding ATONs in need of repair, shoal markers, dangerous places "on the Lake", etc.
Additional Weather Site: Duke Energy's  Water Levels, Weather Watch & Lake Info
Weather Underground Numerous weather utilities.
Lake Norman Marine Commission Capt. Gus Gustafson's website
Chock full of vital and useful information about Lake Norman. Oriented toward fishing but has lots of valuable information for any boater on Lake Norman. Check it out ! Lake Norman Magazine


Other Websites of Nautical Interest

Mother of All Maritime Links  
Tide and Current Predictions BoatSafeKids (Not just for kids)
The Official U.S. Time Clock Navigation Lights Test (Interactive - Try it !)
NC Sail - Sailing in North Carolina Commander Bob's Boating Safety Notebook
Commercial Sites: Sea Tow - Lake Norman  (important contact for boating problems on the water)
Trailer Sailor (A great site for sailors!)  
Sail Care (Excellent website for all sail needs!) Knot Tying Sites:
iBoats (A boating site full of links.) Mastering Marlinspike Seamanship (USPS) (Excellent site to learn knots.)
Boat US Peter Suber's Knot Page (Comprehensive!)
Painting your boat? Consider "Awlgrip" Animated Knots (by Folsom)
West Marine (A boater's shopping paradise!) Animated Knots (by Grog)
Sailboat Owners.Com Chandlery (A sailors shopping site)  
SailNet (A combination commercial and forum site for sailors)  
Light House Memorabilia Mariners Learning System (online courses)

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