Navigating The Channel Islands
A nautical chart is a map by mariners to navagate over the water. Just as you might use a road map when planning a trip over land in a car, mariners use a nautical chart when planning a trip by boat.
Nautical charts describe geological features that are, for the most part, underwater. Information on points of inrerest that can be found on a nautical chart include:
- Points of land, coves, and kelp beds
- Depth and nature of seabeds
- Rocks,wrecks,and obstructions that could potentually pose a danger
- Oil platforms and lighthouses