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Historical Nautical Charts
Atlantic Coast Nautical Charts
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We are now offering Nautical Charts of the Atlantic Coast on our new website, from the archives of the U.S. Coast Survey.  The entire seacoast was mapped on multiple series of large-scale maps.  More detailed charts exist covering harbors and areas of special interest.  The seperate categories are detailed below.
 
Old Nautical Charts of Massachusetts   
400,000 Scale Charts
A series of 15 large charts covering the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts from Quoddy Head, Maine to the Rio Grande River
Charts mostly from the 1800s - succeded by General Charts 
General Charts
A series of 12 large charts of varying scale covering the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts from Maine to the Rio Grande River
Charts mostly from the 1900s - replaced 400,000 Scale series. 
 
Nautical Charts of the Atlantic Coast - Big Area  Nautical Charts of the Atlantic Coast - Big Area 
Big Area Charts - New England to NY  
A series of 3 Charts, numbered 50-52, covering the coast from Cape Elizabeth, Maine to New York City
Big Area Charts - Atlantic Coast & Gulf of Mexico  
A series of 5 non-continuously numbered charts covering the coast from Canada to Texas.  Also includes Puerto Rico
 
   
80,000 Scale
A series of 187 mid-size Charts covering the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts from Calais, Maine to Pensacola, Florida.
This series was replaced circa 1930 by another series of 1:80,000 scale charts, a number of which we offer alongside their older counterparts. 
Harbor Charts 
This category is comprised of smaller Nautical Charts of varying scales which detail important Harbors and other places of interest along the Atlantic Coast.  We have a large collection of these Charts, and will be expanding this section in the coming months.
 
See also - Lake Champlain Nautical Charts!
 
Above is an example of a typical Nautical Chart
 


Revised: 11/30/15
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