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Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book - 2022 - 9781883465285

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Often referred to as the "Mariner's Bible," the Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book was first published in 1875 by George Eldridge, a Chatham, Mass., cartographer. Now in the hands of the fifth generation of the Eldridge family, this invaluable tool provides information on GPS and electronic navigation, marine weather, Federal regulations, navigation rules, coastal piloting tips, and emergency first aid.


  • Indispensable resource for East Coast boaters
  • Vital reference and back-up for electronics
  • Latest tide and current tables for boaters transiting the Atlantic Coast; between Halifax, Nova Scotia and Key West, FL
  • Loaded with valuable information on GPS navigation, radiotelephone use, lights and fog signals, courses and distances, safety and weather
  • Complete with useful articles on fishing, nautical astronomy and maritime traditions

Contents Include:

  • Daily tide tables: Time and height of high and low tides
    • Portland, Boston, Newport, Bridgeport, Kings Point, The Battery, Sandy Hook, Baltimore, Miami Harbor entrance
  • Current tables: Strength of tidal currents
    • Cape Cod Canal, Woods Hole, Pollock Rip, The Race, Hell Gate, The Narrows, Delaware Bay Entrance, Chesapeake & Delaware River Canal
  • Current charts and diagrams:
    • Boston, Buzzard's Bay, Vineyard & Nantucket Sounds, Narragansett Bay, Long Island & Block Island sounds, New York Bay, Upper Chesapeake Bay
  • Lights, fog signals, and offshore buoys:
    • Characteristics of buoys and lighthouses, with latitude/longitude from Nova Scotia to Key West
  • Marine rules and regulations:
    • Rules of the Road, navigation lights and sound signals
    • Nautical chart & buoyage diagram
    • Piloting in a cross current
  • GPS / Electronic navigation:
    • Use of AIS, GPS, DGPS, Racons, VHF and DSC
  • Astronomical data
    • Sun and moon tables, moon phase calendar, Planets
  • Clean boating:
    • USCG pollution regulations
    • Finding a pump-out station by state, and more
  • Weather almanac information:
    • Hurricane precautions, Beaufort Scale, weather reports, tracking charts
    • Keys to predicting weather, weather signs in the sky, dew point, wind chill
  • Emergency and safety information:
    • Marine distress calling, first aid guidelines and hypothermia
  • Articles on fishing (shore and along shore currents, fishing adrift, fishing and barometric pressure)
    • Bluefish: A Grudging Appreciation - Jay MacLaughlin
    • Fishing Smarter: How Wind Alters Water Movement - Lou Tabory
  • Marine flags and codes:
    • How to fly yacht flags, international signals, storm signals, flag etiquette and much more


  • Paperback
  • Authors: Robert E. White, Jr. and Linda F. White
  • Pages: 272
  • Edition: 148th
  • ISBN 978-1-883465-26-1
  • Publish date: November 2021
  • Dimensions: 9.1" x 6.1" x 0.6"

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