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Originally Posted by JohnRPollard View Post
Hi Robert,

Planning a trip like that sounds like a lot of fun -- something to keep you going through those long Canadian winters!

If you don't already have a copy, you should get hold of U.S. Chart No. 1 , which is indispensable when it comes to deciphering nautical "maps".

Incidentally, we usually refer to these "maps" as "charts". The distinction being that a map shows where you can go, and a chart only shows where you can't go.
Hey JohnRPollard;

Yeah, gonna be a long, long winter with my boat 10 hours away... I didn't have a copy of the U.S. Chart No. 1 but it will defiantly be an asset.

Oh and I will update my vocabulary to start using Chart instead of Map.

I'll be sure to start posting more info on the planned trip as it develops, I already have the majority of the first 6 days done and that will put me at the start of the Erie Canal.


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