Nautical Chart Collection at the Escanaba Public Library M-101

Adena-Marilyn - April 24, 2017

The Escanaba Public Library is pleased to announce the very generous gift of over 1289 nautical charts from Dr. Richard Fink.   This large chart collection includes charts covering parts of the Great Lakes, US East Coast and West Coast, Canadian Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River and Gulf, Labrador, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Caribbean & West Indies, Atlantic islands, the Mediterranean Sea, English Channel, North Sea, Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Oceania.  The pdf Index is located on the Escanaba Public Library website at:

In an age of electronic charts, large printed charts may seem to be an anachronism, but these printed charts enable much easier planning and identification of details and hazards along a course, a very different perspective than zooming in and out on a small electronic screen.    The collection will be a great resource and attraction for boaters to study charts of interest.   It will also be a useful reference tool for readers who wish to view the navigable waters, mentioned in a story or article.