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1/11/2016: 2016 Light List now available

Coast Guard Light Lists are a means for communicating aids to navigation information to the maritime public. The last government printed Light Lists were the 2014 editions.

While the Light Lists will no longer be available in government printed form, commercial reproductions may be available for purchase from maritime service providers. Local Notices to Mariners will continue to advertise Light List corrections and the Navigation Center will continue to publish a compilation of corrections.

Visit the Coast Guard’s Navigation Center webpage for the 2016 Light Lists.

Complete versions of the 2016 Light Lists are updated weekly on the website; mariners should download applicable copies and updates as needed at:

A summary of 2016 Light List corrections are available at:

Guidance for use of electronic navigation publications onboard U.S. vessels can be found at:


This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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