Nautical chart 1410-Lake St-Louis
(New Edition available Spring 2002)
The Coast Guard has recently
revised the navigational aids system for secondary channels of Lake
St-Louis to bring them up to date. The users of these waterways were
consulted and this helped shape the changes and compile basic data. The
bathymetric surveys carried out in 2001 by the
Hydrographic Service located over 50 shoals in secondary channels and
substantiated certain buoyage changes needed.
As a result of improved
markings based on typical vessels draughts, some routes have had to be
changed. However, new technologies have helped optimize the existing
system and this improve its visual detection.
For safety's sake, order the new
edition of Chart 1410.
CHS emphasizes the need for new
charts, which will be out in June (if not before). There are over 70
changes to Aids and small-craft routes and over 50 new shoals on the new
Don't find yourself on a shoal or a
rock that isn't charted on the old chart! It could cost a lot more than
a new chart.
The Wheelhouse, May 2002, Volume 3, Issue 1