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Today we received the following reply:
"Good day My comment was on both fronts. Although my charts are not the most up to date (and certainly are not digital), that line is not marked on it. More notably is that in a marked anchorage there is a submerged cable. Although there should not be a submerged line in such an area, if there must be one in this case, it is unmarked on land signs or floating buoys.
I love e-mails like this one. Really, I do. This lad has absolutey no problem in admitting that he is in contravention of the Canada Shipping Act (specifically, the Charts and Nautical Publications Regulations).
If there is a submarine cable, you will not find it marked by a floating marker in the middle of a bay. Any more than you will find a cartoon-type arrow sign informing you that: "YOU ARE HERE". It will be marked on a chart. A chart on which you are required to be able to find your position and anchor accordingly. This lad states that he "certainly has no digital charts", we can assume that he probably does not possess a GPS navigation system either.
If he sincerely did have an interest in 'making our navigational waterways safe', he would really work on honing his own personal knowledge and skills as a boater.
I'm just sayin'...
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