In the age of GPS units and digital mapping software, using a compass might seem like a needless skill.
According to an article on News-Press.com, the centuries old practice of compass-reading is still necessary for any boater.
While a compass is not pinpoint accurate as a GPS, it does not use electricity either and serves as a handy backup system if you lose power out on the water.
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