The Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book, 2018
The chances are that if your great-grandparents went boating somewhere on the Atlantic coast, a copy of the ELDRIDGE TIDE AND PILOT BOOK was on board. Since 1875, when George W. Eldridge published the first edition, ELDRIDGE has been the most relied-upon source for helpful information about tides and currents, and a whole lot more.
Not only is it loaded with valuable information, it's the least expensive guide of its kind available. That's why it's been a bestseller since 1875.
TIDE TABLES - Portland, Boston, Newport, Bridgeport, Kings Point, The Battery, Sandy Hook, Baltimore, Miami Harbor Entrance.
CURRENT TABLES - Cape Cod Canal, Woods Hole, Pollock Rip, The Race, Hell Gate, The Narrows, Delaware Bay Entrance, Chesapeake, & Delaware Canal.
CURRENT CHARTS & DIAGRAMS - Boston, Buzzards Bay, Vineyard & Nantucket Sounds, Narragansett Bay, Long Island & Block Island Sounds, New York Bay, Upper Chesapeake Bay.
EMERGENCIES - Marine Distress Calling, First Aid Guidelines, Hypothermia
FISHING - Fish On: Crew Planning in the age of Xbox - Zach Harvey, Favorite Fishing Locations - Lou Tabory.
SAFE NAVIGATION - Rules of the Road, Navigation Lights, Sound Signals, Nautical Charts & Buoyage Diagram, Piloting in a Cross Current.
LIGHTS, FOG SIGNALS & OFFSHORE BUOYS - Characteristics of Buoys and Lighthouses, with Latitude/Longitude, from Nova Scotia to Key West.
ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION - Uses of AIS, GPS, Racons, VHF and DSC
CLEAN BOATING - USCG Pollution Regulations, Pumpout Info by State
WEATHER - Hurricane Precautions, Beaufort Scale, Keys to Predicting Weather, Weather Reports, Weather Signs in the Sky, Dew Point, Wind Chill
ASTRONOMICAL DATA - Sun & Moon Tables, Moon Phases, Planets
FLAGS & CODES - How to Fly Yacht Flags, International Signals, Storm Signals
MISCELLANEOUS - Jan Adkkins on The Death Spiral, Story Contest Winner, Bagel and Cream Cheese - Peter Spectre, Celestial Navigation - Meridian Transit, Ferry Information and more
Gave us the information needed to take advantage of favorable currents on a 2 week cruise from Annapolis to Newport and back through Long Island Sound and NYC. Saved hours of time and many gallons of diesel, which more than paid for the book. Eldridge proved it's value on the first day, and remained a principal reference throughout our trip. Won't leave home without it!