Electronic navigation for the technically challenged

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

CBMM_ElectronicNavigation_Dec6From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 6, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering an Electronic Navigation for Non-Technical People workshop, with class size limited and pre-registration needed.

Participants will join Captain Jerry Friedman, a USCG-licensed Master, as he provides short non-technical descriptions of how GPS, GPS chart plotters, radar, depth sounders and automated identification systems work.

A retired electrical engineering executive, Friedman has held a USCG captain’s license for more than 51 years. During that time, he also operated an emergency service towboat for BoatUS, assisting boaters along the Chesapeake Bay in distress, delivering boats, and teaching navigation courses. He currently holds a 100-ton Master’s license and serves as the volunteer lead captain of CBMM’s 1920 buy boat Winnie Estelle.

The program takes place in the museum’s Dorchester House and is $10 for CBMM members or $20 for non-members, with pre-registration needed by emailing CBMM Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn at [email protected]  or calling 410-745-4980.

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