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Cruising guide seeks storm updates

Hurricane Sandy dealt a devastating blow to marine facilities, navigation aids and channels along the New Jersey and New York coastlines. The storm also choked northern New Jersey's Intracoastal Waterway and other channels with sunken boats, sand, silt and debris from buildings and piers.

How will boaters know what services are available or where the navigational hazards exist?
Waterway Guide, the Association of Marina Industries and BoatUS are teaming up to offer an easy, up-to-date, free online guide for boaters at

But marinas and other boating service providers need to share their operating information and update it throughout the season by sending an email to

"The good news is there has been a monumental rebuilding effort and the majority of marine facilities are either open or expect to reopen by the boating season," BoatUS technical director Beth Leonard said.

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