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.

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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/GIS Developer and Wall Map Producer, MIT Sea Grant College Program

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Generous in-kind support was provided by:

MIT Sea Grant College Program
MIT Sailing Center
Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program (EPA Grant CE96173901)

Initial project funding was provided by:

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

Further financial support was provided by:

Northeastern University Rowing Watertown Yacht Club
Charles River Conservancy Generous Individuals

SPECIAL THANKS to additional survey crew: Katrina Alleyne, Hugh Dougherty, Skipper Bill Gallagher, Skipper Mark Landsberg, Paul Robinette, Cam Sacarny, and Juliet Simpson.

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.

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