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Catalog Number 1959.320.001
Object Name Chart, Informational
Title U. S. Department of Commerce, Weather Bureau
Small Craft, Gale, and Whole Gale Warning Facilities Chart
Great Lakes: Huron, Erie & Ontario, 1959
Scope & Content Informational chart entitled "U. S. Department of Commerce, Weather Bureau; Small Craft, Gale, and Whole Gale Warning Facilities Chart; Great Lakes: Huron, Erie & Ontario, 1959." The chart is printed in black and red ink on white paper and shows the three lakes, principal harbors of refuge, and Weather Bureau office locations. The Great Lakes Weather Forecast (LAFOT) Code is explained as well as day/night signals for small craft warnings. Small printed text near the bottom center edge shows "For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office Washington 25 D.C. - Price 5 cents." Additional printed text on the verso shows the locations, call letters, and frequencies of commercial AM and FM radio and television stations that broadcast weather forecasts and warnings in the Great Lakes region.
Date 1959
Extent of Description 19" x 12"
Collection Maritime
Search Terms Weather Bureau
Small Craft Warnings
Great Lakes
Lake Huron
Lake Erie
Lake Ontario
LAFOT