Cooperative Charting

Adopt A Chart

Adopt-a-Chart is an organized comprehensive effort to keep a chart or a portion of a chart up-to-date on an ongoing basis.

NOS, the Federal agency responsible for keeping Nautical Charts up-to-date, never seems to have a large enough budget. NOS does not have sufficient funds to keep charts of recreational waters up-to-date. Even commercial waters are not surveyed as frequently as NOS would like to. In the past, USPS has assisted NOS by submitting Nautical Chart Corrections. These corrections have been valuable but they have not given NOS a systematic or complete survey of all features on their charts. This is where the Adopt-A-Chart program comes in.

America’s Boating Club of Long Bay has adopted chart # 11534 covering Little River to McClellanville.