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Ahoy, mateys! US to stop printing nautical charts

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The federal government is going into uncharted waters, deep-sixing the giant paper nautical charts that it has been printing for mariners for more than 150 years. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday that the traditional brownish heavy paper charts won't be printed after mid-April. Capt. Shep Smith, head of NOAA's marine chart division, said the agency will...

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