Information about boating in general.
One of the oldest, largest boating sites in Canada. Each year, an estimated 12 million Canadians (population 35 million!) take to the water in 4 million boats. Nearly 80% of us live less than an hour from navigable water.......
Excellent Site on Boat Maintenance Issues.
The National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) is an agency within the National Weather Service (NWS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NDBC's history can be traced to the late 1960's when buoy development and operation were conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). The program was transferred to NOAA in 1970, and its headquarters moved to Mississippi. Through a Memorandum of Agreement, the USCG is a critically important partner to NDBC. The USCG is the primary source of transportation for buoy deployments, retrievals, and maintenance. The NDBC Technical Services Contractor (NTSC) performs most of the daily functions involved in keeping the entire system running.