EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

Wrecks and Obstructions, Northeast United States, 2010

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The Automated Wreck and Obstruction Information System (AWOIS) is an automated file that contains information on wrecks and obstructions, and other significant charted features in coastal waters of the United States subject to NOS Hydrographic Surveys. Items in this file are individually catalogued and are accompanied by historic and descriptive information gathered from field observations and Government and private publications. Approximately 96% of the items have a position in latitude and longitude (NAD83), original datum information, a position accuracy code, a source quality code, a charted symbol code, a chart number, and project information. Each item has also been evaluated for the adequacy of the available information as it relates to future surveys and nautical charting activities and may carry a specific recommendation for the type of survey investigation required to improve the quality of known informationTo support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act, Energy Policy Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.
Coastal Services Center (U.S.)
Atlantic Ocean, Rhode Island Sound (Mass. and R.I.), Rhode Island, Buzzards Bay (Mass. : Bay), Maine, Cape Cod Bay (Mass.), Casco Bay (Me.), Connecticut, Maine, Gulf of, Long Island Sound (N.Y. and Conn.), Saco Bay (Me.), Vineyard Sound (Mass.), Massachusetts Bay (Mass.), Massachusetts, Nantucket Sound (Mass.), New Hampshire, New York (State), and Penobscot Bay (Me.)
Marine accidents, Shipwrecks, Oceans, and Environment
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