Learn Electronic Navigation at CBMM January 19

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From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 19, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is offering an Electronic Navigation for Non-Technical People workshop, with class size limited and registration needed.

Participants will join Capt. 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 60 years. During that time, he also operated an emergency service towboat for Boat US, assisting boaters along the Chesapeake Bay in distress, delivering boats around the Chesapeake and from Florida and Long Island to Annapolis, teaching navigation courses, editing a monthly professional captains’ publication, and providing instruction to boat owners in the operation of their boats. He currently holds a 100-ton Master’s license and serves as the volunteer lead captain of CBMM’s 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle.

Friedman will also be leading a Boating Essentials class February 9-10, and a Chart Navigation class March 2-3 at CBMM, with more information at cbmm.org/shipyardprograms.

CBMM’s 18-acre campus is situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and St. Michaels harbor, and is within walking distance to the shops, restaurants, inns, and other attractions within St. Michaels’ historic district.

The Jan. 19 Electronic Navigation workshop will be held in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium and is $20 per participant, with a 20% discount to CBMM members and pre-registration at bit.ly/navigation19.

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