Chart coverage for the Eastern Caribbean
historically has been haphazard at best--until
Donald Street Jr. created the Imray-Iolaire chart
In his capacity as Lloyd's of London's
Caribbean insurance agent, Street extensively
cruised the Caribbean using Iolaire, his
93-year-old wooden yawl, as a commuter vehicle.
With his unique knowledge of the passages,
harbors, and anchorages from Puerto Rico to the
Venezuelan coast, he developed a standardized
series of charts that are some of the finest
Imray-Iolaire charts are printed in color on
waterproof paper and published in two standard
sizes: 25" x 35.5" and 25"
x 17.75". Extra information for the
cruiser has been incorporated using official
surveys, Street's own experience, and, in
particular, notes and surveys regarding passages
and anchorages, including details of facilities
for voyagers. Each chart has large scale
inserts of important harbors and anchorages, so,
often, one Imray-Iolaire chart does the work of
two NGA or BA editions.