SMALL CRAFT FACILITIES
Small Craft Facilities are marinas, boatyards, and other marine facilities that service small nautical craft. They are located on the coast and intra-coastal waterways of the U.S. and its possessions, and the Great Lakes. They appear on Small Craft Charts, Great Lakes charts, and in Coast Pilot publications. These facilities vary in size from tiny ones with a small dock to ones that house many boats and offer a wide range of features and services. It is important for operators of small nautical craft to be able to become aware of the location and services provided by these facilities, hence, the inclusion of these facilities on appropriate NOS charts. Due to budgetary stringencies, NOS no longer performs Small craft facility surveys. Currently, USPS is, by far, the principal supplier to NOS of updated information on them.
NOTE: Only facilities that have fuel, pumpout capability and transient berths or moorings and are open to the public may be reported.
PLEASE ONLY REPORT ON A FACILITY ONLY ONCE A YEAR.
"Small Craft Reports Previously Submitted" indicates when earlier reports were submitted.
As a USPS Cooperative Charting observer in the field, you will be asked to gather the following information on each facility you report:
1. What are you reporting on? an addition, deletion, relocation, change and relocation, or no change.
2. A chart number, edition number, edition date.
3. Position: Latitude and longitude (the center of the facility is good)
4. Facility number, name, address, city, state, zip code
5. Facility business phone, fax phone, e-mail address, website URL.
6. Alongside depth, approach depth
8. Lift and marine railways capacities
9. Whether or not the facility provides the following:
Services: berths, moorings, forklift, camping, electricity, laundry, pump-out facility, restaurant, showers, toilets, VHF channel monitoring, ramp, winter (wet, dry) storage.
Supplies: bait, diesel fuel, gasoline, hardware, groceries, ice, nautical charts, tackle, water.
Rentals: canoes, kayaks, charter boats, house boats, motor boats, row boats, sail boats.