NOT FOR NAVIGATION

CRAB and MIT Sea Grant Chart of the Lower Charles River

About this Chart

Charles River Alliance of Boaters (CRAB) developed a partnership with the MIT Sea Grant College Program to create a chart of the river depth between the Charles River Dam and the Watertown Dam, and to monitor changes in the river bottom in the future. For a detailed description of the project, please read our Project Introduction.

Please consider showing your support of the Chart Project at http://www.charlesriverallianceofboaters.org/chart.html.

Project Personnel

Carl Zimba - Project Coordinator, Charles River Alliance of Boaters

Michael Sacarny - Project and survey lead, MIT Sea Grant College Program

Madonna Yoder - Chart developer and survey crew, MIT Sea Grant College Program

Ben Bray - Web chart developer, MIT Sea Grant College Program

Contact Email Address: charleschart@mit.edu

Acknowledgements

The Project team thanks Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program for funding the sonar and GPS mapping equipment used for this project (EPA Grant CE96173901) and the MIT Sailing Center for providing boats for the survey.

The Project team also thanks the following organizations for providing seed funding in the initial phase of the project:

Boston Duck Tours Head of the Charles Regatta
Newton Yacht Club Riverside Boat Club
Community Rowing Cambridge Boat Club
Community Boating Charles Kane and Aleks Zosuls of Union Boat Club

DISCLAIMER: This chart is intended to be used as an aid to recreational boaters, but should not be relied upon for navigational purposes because of the limitations on scale and ever-shifting depths of the river. The use of this chart is at the user’s sole risk. The user agrees that neither CRAB nor MIT shall be responsible for any injuries or property damage that a user or others suffer or cause from the use of this chart or any Data related to the Project. The user shall indemnify and hold CRAB and MIT harmless from any claims arising from its use.

Copyright (c) Massachusetts Institute of Technology. All Rights Reserved. Chart Date: 11/20/2016