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What is Cooperative Charting?

 

Cooperative Charting is a USPS activity in which members of a squadron volunteer to perform inspections of small craft facilities (SCF), report damaged or missing aids to navigation (ATON), and depth studies. Members of the Cooperative Charting Committee report findings to NOAA on SCF inspections, missing or damaged ATON, and depth studies. But all members of the HHSPS are urged to participate in reporting damaged or missing ATONs shown on Chart # 11516.

 

The HHSPS has adopted Chart # 11516, “Port Royal Sound and Inland Passages”, which goes from Beaufort in the north to Daufuskie and Hilton Head Island in the south. To report damaged or missing ATONs, contact one of the members of the Cooperative Charting Committee, who will pass the information along to Smitty Haller or Barry Moore to report the problem to Tybee ATON team and submit a report to NOAA.

Cooperative Charting Committee:

Smitty Haller, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Barry Moore, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Linda Levin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bob Golden, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dan Hughes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dick Herrin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Larry Tremetiere, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Here are the results of two depth studies that have been reported to NOAA in 2014. These will eventually become “Notices to Mariners”, but all boaters venturing onto the waters of Chart # 11516 should be familiar with these findings.

 

The first is the entrance to Broad Creek from Calibogue Sound between BuckIsland and Bram Point. The chartlet show here reveals a proposed safe passage route. The small numbers of the chartlet are the actual soundings converted to MLLW datum.

Report 22094 Chartlet Broad Creek

 

The second sounding study was performed at the request of KC Moore in Mackay Creek at R”8”. The chartlet below indicates that there is plenty of deep water north of R”8” as some of the captains with deeper draft boats have reported.

Report 22151 Chartlet Mackay Creek R8

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