Plea for data: Salish Sea bottom hazards

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Our recent experience in Friday Harbor tells me that our charts are not adequate. There is at least one more wreck in Friday Harbor that is not on them, though it is marked by a buoy. But buoys break loose, and then the wrecks become marked only by local lore.

It strikes me that there is a lot of data on wrecks out there … existing as pencil scratchings on charts, notes in logs, etc.

It is time. It is well past time, that this data be consolidated and made available to all. Navionics has what they call “community edits” — crowd-sourced data, but not everyone uses Navionics.

So this is a plea: A plea for all who read this post to dig thru their logs and charts and make all that accumulated wisdom and experience available to the entire boating community.

Read the full post on Windborne in Puget Sound.

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