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Professional Associations, Organizations

AASHTO: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
URL: http://www.transportation.org/
AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It represents all five transportation modes: air, highways, public transportation, rail, and water. Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system. [9/16]
ABYC: American Boat and Yacht Council
URL: http://www.abycinc.org
The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is a non-profit, member organization that develops voluntary safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of recreational boats. ABYC is the premier global standards organization in the marine industry and a leader in technical education and technician certification. [9/16]
MARITIME LAW [Boating Laws]
United States Coast Guard: Boating Laws
URL: http://www.uscgboating.org/
Choose "Regulations" on the navigation bar. This section includes state and federal laws as well as the Boat Builder Handbook, Vessel Determinations, more. [9/16]

RHODE ISLAND
Boating Safety Topics
URL: http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/law/boating-safety-topics.php
RI DEM: Boating Safety Education and Certification, Courses, Handbook, lots of General information such as boat launching ramps, tide charts, more. [9/16]
Office of Boat Registration Licensing
URL: https://www.ri.gov/dem/boatrenewal/
Licensing and registration information. RI DEM. 
Includes a page:  Introduction to Aquatic Invasive Species. 
[9/16]
Rhode Island Derelict and Abandoned Vessel and Obstruction Removal Commission
URL: http://www.dem.ri.gov/commissions/abvessel.php
Rules and Regulations in support of the statute and adopted an application form to be utilized by authorized public entities when requesting that wrecks and obstructions be removed. [9/16]
Rhode Island Pilotage Commission
URL: http://www.dem.ri.gov/commissions/pilotage.php
The Commission provides maximum safety from the dangers of navigation for vessels entering or leaving the waters of this state; to maintain a state pilotage system devoted to the preservation and protection of lives, property, and vessels entering or leaving waters of this state at the highest standard of efficiency; and, to insure an adequate supply of pilots well qualified for the discharge of their duties. [9/16]

United States Coast Guard
URL: http://www.uscg.mil/
Main site for USCG, U. S. Department of Homeland Security.  The Library includes magazines and newsletters, forms and directives.
[9/16]
United States Coast Guard: Federal Register
URL: https://www.federalregister.gov/agencies/coast-guard
Coast Guard section of the Federal Register: The Daily Journal of the United States Government. [9/16]

Topics and Issues

Boat Manufacturers/ Boat Builders, Power Boat Manufacturers Directory
URL: http://www.rbbi.com/links/boatmanufacturers.htm
Extensive list of boat manufacturers and links maintained by Polson Enterprises. [9/16]
By the Sea
URL: http://www.by-the-sea.com/
An online boating magazine presenting articles and stories from various boating print publications, classified ads and interactive message boards for marine trades businesses and their customers, nationally and internationally since 1996. [9/16]
Fiberglass Boat Repair and Restoration
URL:  http://www.westsystem.com/ss/fiberglass-boat-repair-and-restoration/
Variety of articles to help repair with epoxy.  Also view Epoxy Magazine online. Commerical site, Epoxyworks.   [9/16]
General Dyanamics: Electric Boat 
URL: http://www.gdeb.com/ 
Established in 1899, Electric Boat [EB] has established standards of excellence in the design, construction and lifecycle support of submarines for the U.S. Navy. [9/16]
The Mother of All Maritime Links: John's Nautical Links List
URL: http://www.boat-links.com/boatlink.html
A list of links compiled by maritime enthusiast John Kohnen. Includes links from topics like amateur boating and repair, boatbuilding, and commercial shipping, to education, law, history, ocean liners, and wind surfing. [personal site] [9/16]
Yacht Manufacturers Directory and Information Center
URL: http://www.rbbi.com/links/yacht.htm
Extensive list of yacht manufacturers maintained by Polson Enterprises. [not updated since 2010, most links still good, check information.)

                                                                                                                             Last updated 201505/AL