What does "Landmark" mean?

Today it means: Noteable item, something that stands out.

A landmark is a charted object like a church, tower or trig point on a hill. Anything that can be seen on the land that can be used to help sailors establish their position by taking a bearing on them.

A more accurate position can be established when two landmarks come into line (in transit) with each other. Draw a line on your chart intersecting both landmarks and your position will be somewhere along that line. The most accurate position (fix) is to use three landmarks.


By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              

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