Miscellaneous Links

If you go to asearch engine and look for boating links, you will find thousands of them. A simple Google search for "boating" returned over 26 million hits in 2010, up from 1.4 million in 2001.

Some are public interest sites looking to promote boating, boating safety, or some more narrow agenda; some are merchants and vendors trying to sell us stuff; and many are private boaters looking to share their enjoyment of boating with others.

I make no attempt to provide a thorough listing of links. This my own idiosyncratic list of sites that I have found enjoyable, useful, or entertaining. They are loosely organized by type, but many of the sites cover several different items.

I did get carried away and decided to try to have every official U. S. state boating site. I found something from every state; a number of the state sites that I found difficult to navigate when I first compiled this list have been substantially improved.

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Associations AssociationsAssociations and Groups

SafetyBoating Safety

LocationsBoating Locations USA (Except for the Chesapeake)

ChesapeakeChesapeake Bay

General InformationGeneral Boating Information

InternationalInternational (non-USA) Sites

Media Magazines and Other Media Sites

US StatesOfficial USAState Government Sites

Personal SitesPersonal (Non-Commercial) Boating Sites

VendorsVendors and On-Line Stores

Web DesignWWW Design Sites

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Associations Associations and Groups:

American Boating Association

Boat Owners Association of the United States (Boat/US)

The Boats of Rec.Boats One of the feistier boating communities on the internet is the Rec.Boats Usenet Newsgroup. At this website, you can see the boats of some of the regular readers and posters to that newsgroup.

Chesapeake Chapter, United States Lighthouse Society

National Safe Boating Council

Northern Virginia Boaters Club

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Safety Boating Safety:

BoatEd.Com State-approved courses for 16 U. S. States

BoatSafe.Com Excellent boating safety site.

BoatingSafety.Com Operated by Sea Tow marine towing.

Boating Safety for Kids Operated by the National Safe Boating Council

Boating Tips for Kids from the Great American Days Site
(with thanks to the Valley Book Club)

Boat/US Online Boating Safety Course

Canadian Office of Boating Safety

Canadian Safe Boating Council

Commander Bob's Boating Safety Notebook (Among other things, Commander Bob has a great "links" page.)

National Association of State Boating Law Administrators These are the folks who run the state agencies responsible for regulating boaters and boating.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) safe boating tips

Staying Safe on the Water  Boating safety links at the Action Donation website. A reader suggested this site, saying it help her and her husband, who are considering taking up boating.

United States Power Squadron Online Boating Safety Course

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Course Information

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Locations Boating Locations USA (Except for the Chesapeake)

BoatClix Tampa Bay's #1 Online Boating Resource

Long Island Boating World

Los Angeles Boating

Boating on the Hudson River, N. Y.

San Diego Boating

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ChesapeakeChesapeake Bay:

The Chesapeake Bay Boaters Guide

Chesapeake by the Sea

Chesapeake and Delaware Bays Nautical News Net

TheChesapeakeBay.com

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General Information General Boating Information:

Best Boating Resources on the Web An excellent collection of links.

Boating America Focused on trailer boating and associated with West Marine.

Boats and Boating Good general interest portal site.

Boating and Cruising Oriented towards planning long cruises along the east coast of the USA.

Boating Glossary Okay, what exactly is a "scupper"?

Boating Links Oriented towards commercial links: merchants, vendors, charters, and so on.

BoatTalk Discussion forums.

Discover Boating Operated by the National Marine Manufacturer's Association and oriented towards persuading persons to buy boats.

Mariners Guide Thoroughly researched site; a wealth of information about the Chesapeake Bay and other boating locations across the USA.

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International International (non-USA) Sites:

Ontario Boating League

The Boating Info Center New Zealand

Boating OZ Charters and Events Primarily a charter site, but good general information and a sense of humor.

Canal Boating in the UK and Europe

mag's Unofficial Coastal Patrol and Links Pages Australia

Pat's Boating in Canada

Sailing Turkey

Salty Seas Cruise and boat vendors with information sailing in the Greek Islands, the Mediterrenean, and the Caribbean.

Severn Boats and Boating Page Boating on the River Severn, Sharpness Canal, and Bristol Channel in England

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Media Magazines and Other Media Sites:

Houseboat

Boating Magazine

Little Harbor Publishing Boating Books for Children

Motorboating Magazine

Poontoon and Deckboat

Boating World

Power Boating (Canadian)

Go Boating and Sea Magazines

Traditional Boats & TallShips (British)

Great Lakes Boating Magazine

Yachting and Boating World (British)

Heartland BoatingMagazine

Yachting Magazine

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US States Official U. S. State Government Sites:

Each site shown below is on the official website for the state. Some are more informative than others.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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Personal SitesPersonal Boating Sites:

I want to include here sites where individuals are demonstrating their own personal enjoyment of boats and boating. Suggestions appreciated.

Don's Boating Page Rochester and Upstate New York

Long Beach, Calif., Sea Scouts

QE Too Home Page Tacoma, Seattle, Vancouver. Great photographs

Storm's Boating Page Alton, Illinois

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VendorsVendors and On-Line Stores:

Boaters World Boating, Fishing, and Electronics

Boating.com Boat and Equipment Sales

Eastern Marine Excellent mid-Atlantic regional dealer

Just4Boats  Boating Equipment and Supplies

Overtons

West Marine Now also operating the Boat/US stores.

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Web DesignWWW Design Sites

Each of these sites has contributed to this one. To the extent that you find it interesting, they deserve the credit.

Boogie Jack's Web Depot Tutorials, clipart, buttons, icons.

Cheryl's Image Gallery Clipart, graphics, midis, and more

CoolArchive Buttons, clipart, icons

HTML Goodies One of the best "how-to" sites you will ever find. Dr. Burns taught me how to get the music to play in one easy try.  Since then, I've turned off the music because it's gone out of style, but it was fun while it lasted.

Media Builder's Animation Factory Great animated GIF's. This is where I found the mermaids and the fishing boat.

The following sites were useful in updating the site to HTML 4.01 and CSS.

About.com CSS Tutorials

Internet Safe Color Chart

Kompozer

W3C Schools

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