JavaScript Menu by North House Folk School - Courses, Classes, Workshops  
North House Folk School
North House Folk School

Lake Superior Coastal Navigation: Traditional and Electronic Methods

Get yourself oriented to the 'rules of the road' and learn the basic navigational skills needed for safe boating on coastal waters from certified U.S. Coast Guard instructor Ted Gephart. This class is an introduction to the basic techniques of traditional coastal navigation. It is a good balance of the basic skills and the awareness of the bigger and more complex picture of being on the waters of Lake Superior. We will use paper charts, traditional paper chart tools and a variety of electronic navigation tools. The end result being a good place to start studying and practicing and some idea how to integrate new electronic devices and traditional methods of navigation.

I. Introduction to Navigation
- from the globe to the chart

II. Aids to Navigation
- nautical publications

III. Traditional Coastal Navigation Techniques

IV. Electronic Navigation


New! Sat, Dec 03, 2016
(Early bird tuition deadline: 10/22/16)

Course Details

Length in days:


$75.00 per student (Regular rate)
$65.00 per student (Early-bird rate)



Age with adult:

Making it happen:
  • When should I enroll?
  • Do you take last minute registrations?
  • When will new course dates be posted?

You will need the following tools for this class:

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.
Ted Gephart Ted Gephart

Ted lives on Wisconsin's 'north coast' of Lake Superior with his wife and two daughters. He missed the boat for the first time as a young boy, and has been doing it since then as a hobby. Okay, he's also been a charter captain since 1985. Among the many marine classes Ted has instructed are Wisconsin boater safety and the U.S. Coast Guard license exam review course. He is also founder of North Coast Community Sailing.

More about Ted Gephart
Lake Superior Coastal Navigation: Traditional and Electronic Methods