Navigating Midcoast Maine

Thursday, May 21, 2020,

Maine Maritime Museum

The Colby Museum of Art will raffle two pairs of tickets (an $80–$100 value) for four lucky guests to participate in this ten-day training. Be sure to attend one of the following programs to enter the raffle: The Spring Open House on Thursday, February 20th; the Lifeboat (1944) screening on Monday, March 2; the Lifeboat (2018) screening on Monday, March 16th; or the To Sir, with Love screening on Tuesday, April 14. Winners will be notified via email on Friday, May 1. Guests are responsible for their own transportation to the Maine Maritime Museum


Cruising the coastal waters of Maine can be fun, especially when you know how to read a nautical chart so you miss all those rocks and arrive safely at your destination. Taught by members of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, this course serves as an introduction to navigation using The Three Rivers Chart (#13293), offering the essential tools needed to make boating more enjoyable.


Participants will become familiar with the coastal waters of our local region between Small Point and Pemaquid before ever setting sail. Students will learn terms such as true and magnetic headings, variation, lines of position, chart symbols, piloting, latitude and longitude, dead reckoning, and aids to navigation and be able to use these skills to safely plan and plot a trip. The Three Rivers Chart (#13293) and a copy of a chapter on navigation principles are included in the cost of the course. A parallel ruler and dividers are also needed and can be purchased separately at Maine Maritime Museum Store. 

This raffle is part of Let Art Inspire, the Colby Museum’s wellness initiative, in connection with exhibition Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing.

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