The Nautical Mile – Defined!

If the Neuse River is 18,714 feet across between Windmill Point in Oriental and Winthrop Point at Adams Creek, how many miles wide is it?   Well, it’s both 3.1 “nautical” miles and 3.6 “statute” miles.   A nautical mile is 6,076.1 feet and a statute mile is 5,280 feet.  A nautical mile is roughly 15% greater […]... Read More

Why You Need Chart Number 1

There are a wide variety of symbols, abbreviations and terms on nautical charts that describe the physical condition of each waterway.  There is much information on a nautical chart that can warn you about potential trouble and keep you where you want to be. Among the most important items in any body of water are […]... Read More