Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book
 
  • Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book

2014 Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book

A fundamental resource for navigation, Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book supplies critical tidal data for navigation. This captain's companion holds data regarding tidal current flow, velocity, direction and tide charts that are the key to informed piloting. Use this resource in conjunction with up to date charts to predict draft in harbor entrances or to ride the tidal flow to your destination port.

Eldridge was first written in 1854 by cartographer George Eldridge of Chatham, and has been continuously in print since 1875. The Tide and Pilot Book was compiled with son, Capt. George W. Eldridge, and covers the entire east coast, with particularly superior coverage of the northeast. This piloting companion also includes a light list, weather information, and much more. Highly recommended for any east coast navigator.

 
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6" x 9", 272 pages

Eldridge includes the following Sections:

 

  • Tide Tables - Portland, Boston, Newport, Bridgeport, Kings Point, The Battery, Sandy Hook, Baltimore, Miami Harbor Entrance
  • Current Tables - Cape Cod Canal, Woods Hole, Pollock Rip, The Race, Hell Gate, The Narrows, Delaware Bay Entrance, Chesapeake and Delaware Canal
  • Current Charts and Diagrams - Boston, Buzzards Bay, Vineyard & Nantucket Sounds, Narragansett Bay, Long Island & Block Island Sounds, New York Bay, Upper Chesapeake Bay
  • Emergency First Aid - What you need to know for most emergencies
  • Marine Emergency & Distress Calling - How to call for help
  • Lights, Fog Signals & Offshore Buoys - Characteristics of buoys and lighthouses, with latitude/longitude, from Nova Scotia
  • Electronic Navigation - GPS, Racons, VHF, EPIRBS
  • Clean Boating - Tips for environmentally responsible boating, Clean Vessel Act, USCG Pollution Regulations, how to find pumpout stations
  • Weather - Radio weather reports, hurricane precautions and tracking chart, barometric pressure guide, Fitzroy Barometer Instructions, Beaufort Scale
  • Astronomical Data - Sun and Moon Tables, Moon Phases
  • Miscellaneous - How currents affect fishing, IALA Buoyage System, Cruising Charts, Navigation Lights and Sound Signals, ferry information, adjusting your compass, USCG Stations, and more

 

BRAND: Eldridge
Type: Marine Navigation
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2014 Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book
 
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Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Easy to read (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sailing (6)
    • Navigation (5)
    • Large boats (4)
    • Fishing (3)
    • Small boats (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Eldridge is the best

    By Harrison Presto Maritime Associates

    from Pascoag, RI

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Read

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Navigation
      • Sailing

      Comments about 2014 Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book:

      No one should leave port with it. Very readable, wide range of navigation topic; must have for any serious navigation.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great for boating Newbe

      By Raven Art

      from Riverside RI

      About Me New to the boating world, Outdoor Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Read

      Cons

      • Not waterproof

      Best Uses

      • Sailing
      • Small Boats

      Comments about 2014 Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book:

      I was suprised how much info is packed in this small volume. Much more than tides and currents!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Indipensable

      By Alan

      from Kittery, ME

      About Me Long time cruiser

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Essential data
      • Interesting facts

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cruising New England

        Comments about 2014 Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book:

        Eldridge has long been my primary reference on tides, lights, and currents. I can't imagine cruising eastern New England without this outstanding source of data.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        From New York to Eastport, a must have

        By Gypsy

        from Bath, ME

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Read

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Expeditions
          • Fishing
          • Large Boats
          • Navigation
          • Sailing
          • Small Boats

          Comments about 2014 Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book:

          Essential for planning a cruise or a race, especially in Buzzards and Narragansett Bays. A great quick reference when actual conditions / events vary from the plan. I have wished for some time that the conciseness of the BB / NB information could be extended north and east to Marblehead, Casco and Penobscot Bays.

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          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          A Must on every Boat

          By Parksider

          from Wickford, RI

          About Me Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Read
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fishing
            • Large Boats
            • Navigation
            • Sailing
            • Small Boats

            Comments about 2014 Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book:

            every boat in these waters should always have this book, tide, currents, etc. i think it the bible for navigating threw the northeast waters,

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Exactly what it's supposed to be

            By Bay sailor

            from New York, NY

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Read

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fishing
              • Large Boats
              • Navigation
              • Sailing

              Comments about 2014 Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book:

              This has been around for a long time, is a staple for all boaters, and there is a reason for it - it's good.

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              • Personal
               
              4.0

              Great reference book

              By capt ed

              from howell, nj

              About Me Professional

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Read

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Boats
                • Navigation
                • Sailing

                Comments about 2014 Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book:

                on boat for tides and currents

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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