On March 1, 2014 semi-local publications LLC (dba On the Water ChartGuides) ceased commercial operations. Going forward, and operating as a non-profit, Mark and Diana Doyle’s efforts will be to deliver “Almost Free” cruising and anchoring guides to boaters transiting the Intracoastal Waterway between Hampton Roads, Virginia and Biscayne Bay, Florida.
The first step toward “Almost Free” was dropping the price of printed guides from $29.95 to $9.95. Today, we’re introducing ebook editions at $3.99 USD. No longer constrained by color printing costs, these digital versions also include geotagged photos, raster and vector charts annotated with digital breadcrumb tracks, satellite images of the anchorages, street maps for going ashore, and audio summaries.