10/23/2013

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced that it will stop printing hard copies of its nautical charts, except for on-demand printing, starting April 13 in a bid to save money. Digital options are in use, though "[a]ny prudent mariner is going to have paper charts," says Bill Griffin of Fawcett Boat Supply in Maryland. "I don't see paper going away anytime soon."

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