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What are some features of St. Johns River navigation maps?

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Some features of navigational charts of the St.John's River include, channel buoys, locks, lighthouses, inlets and moorings. The river divides into three basins and two watersheds, and maps also note the locations of bathrooms, campgrounds, piers, coves and creeks in each basin.

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Maps differ from nautical charts in that maps focus on the shoreline while charts can be used to plot a course on the water. Boating maps show the locations of tributaries, lakes and marshes. They also indicate zones along the waterway boaters have to reduce speed, the location of manatee protection areas and restricted boating areas. Charts provide information about water depth at different times and about structures or currents below the surface, which navigators need to travel on the river.

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