Martin Cox has a great web site of general maritime and shipping news. Don’t know how I’ve never ran across this one before. Tours and histories of historic vessels, videos, and even Ship Cams with various live webcams from cruise ships worldwide.
Lots to do and read here.
The "On the Water" books are a good product, in my opinion. They are releasing a totally revamped edition of their hallmark Managing the Waterway ICW guide.
Just a quick note to let you know that this weekend Mark and I completed (yes, finally!) the "overhaul" of our Managing the Waterway ICW guide (popularly known as "the Blue Book")!
That mile-by-mile cockpit guideâ€” our first of today’s eight titles â€”was originally published in 2005 and has been updated twice yearly via email newsletters.
Well it’s been three years and six sloooooooow trips up and down the ICW but we’ve completely redesigned and updated the contents and it’s now a new title in our On the Water AnchorGuide, CruiseGuide, and ChartGuide series:
CruiseGuide for the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW): A Mile-by-Mile Cruising Guide for Norfolk, VA to Miami, FL
This new book builds on the popular mile-by-mile layout of our original Managing the Waterway guide and still includes interpretive vignettes. But we’ve completely updated the content. And we’ve added extras such as:
Highlighted dockage and anchoring entries for "50 Frugal Favorites" (free docks and walls, commercial moorings, and buck-a-foot or less marinas) and "30 Favorite Anchorages" (some scenic, some utilitarian, but all deserving of being on your list of stops).
More "guidance" in the mile-by-mile navigation sections, such as advance warning of long stretches without anchorages or pet shore access, 18 persistent ICW trouble spots, reversing buoyage, and tricky turn-offs.
- Greatly expanded descriptions of nearly 300 cruiser-appropriate marine facilities.