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Updated ICW chartbook unveiled

Each year hundreds of boaters, sailors, trawlers, and power cruisers travel on the Intracoastal Waterway, a sheltered water trail along the Atlantic coast.

Navigating the ICW from Virginia to Florida, or vice versa, is certainly possible with only a chart plotter, but prudent mariners will invest in this printed backup chartbook to ensure they always know how to find their way along the 1,000-mile route.

The “Intracoastal Waterway Chartbook: Norfolk to Miami” is handy, up-to-date, and full of information needed to pass safely under bridges and anchor safely for the night, including:

• $500 worth of NOAA charts for the 1,090-mile Intracoastal Waterway, as well as charts for all major Atlantic inlets

• Flippable, yellow-sticky-able, in a cross-referencing and planning format that is ONLY offered by a book, something readers can't get on a computer screen

• Preferred route is clearly marked in magenta for the entire route

• Statute miles noted in five-mile increments in the margins

• Marinas marked on charts with phone numbers

• Bridge, lock, and anchorage locations called out