This is a copy of a post on the T&T list about requests for
comments on the "Magenta Line" on NOAA ICW charts.
Some TF members may be interested -
I received the following poll question from the SW
Florida district of NOAA's Office of Coast Survey.
Anyone interested should respond. Please respond to
Mr. Michael Henderson, S. Florida and Caribbean Navigation
Manager, OCS, at <email@example.com
>. Thanks, all
QUOTE: Customer Feedback on the Expectation and Use of the “Magenta
Line” on NOAA Charts Covering the Intracoastal Waterway (ICWW)
While this request pertains primarily to recreational boaters
or other shallow-draft vessels, NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey
(OCS) is requesting comments from the maritime community on the
(a) keep the existing magenta line on the charts, or
(b) eliminate it permanently. In the 77 years since
the magenta line was included on the Intracoastal Waterway charts
there have been many changes in navigation and charting,
including the use of GPS and Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs).
Q1: Is there still a need for the magenta line?
Q2: What do today’s users of the ICWW want the magenta
line to be? An indication of the channels the ICWW follows,
or A suggested route for traveling the ICWW?
NOAA wants your comments by Monday, July 15, 2013.
Jim Healy posted this, I'm just repeating.