Sailing Directions for the Gulf of Florida, the Bahama Banks and Islands, and the Adjacent Coast of Cuba, and the Various Channels to New Providence; &c

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J. S. Hobbs
C. Wilson, 1860 - Pilot guides - 61 pages
 

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Page 22 - On the port side a red light so constructed as to show an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 10 points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light from right ahead to 2 points abaft the beam on the port side, and of such a character as to be visible at a distance of at least 2 miles.
Page 22 - On the starboard side a green light so constructed as to show an uniform and unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 10 points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light from right ahead to 2 points abaft the beam...
Page 22 - Sidelights" means a green light on the starboard side and a red light on the port side...
Page 22 - When canal boats are towed at a hawser in one or more tiers, two or more abreast, the boat on the starboard side of each tier shall carry a green light on her starboard side, and the boat on the port side...
Page 22 - Port side shall be so constructed as to be visible on a dark night, with a clear atmosphere, at a distance of at least 2 miles, and...
Page 22 - All vessels, whether steam- vessels or sail- vessels, when at anchor in roadsteads or fairways, shall, between sunset and sunrise, exhibit where it can best be seen, but at a height not exceeding twenty feet above the hull, a white light in a globular lantern of eight inches in diameter, and so constructed as to show a clear, uniform, and unbroken light, visible all around the horizon, and at a distance of at least one mile.
Page 22 - ... light so constructed as to show an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 20 points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light 10 points on each side of the vessel— namely, from right ahead to 2 points abaft the beam on either side— and of such a character as to be visible at a distance of at least 5 miles.
Page 22 - ... least 3 feet forward from the Light, so as to prevent the Lights being seen across the bow. 3. When the Coloured Lights cannot be fixed (as in the case of small vessels in bad weather), they shall be kept on deck between sunset and sunrise, and on their proper sides of the vessel, ready for instant exhibition, and shall be exhibited in such a manner as can be best seen on the approach of, or to, any other vessel or vessels, in sufficient time to avoid collision, and so that the Green Light shall...
Page 22 - All sea-going steam vessels, whether propelled by paddles or screws, when their steam is up, and when under way, shall in all cases of fog use as a fog signal a steam whistle, placed before the funnel at not less than...
Page 13 - The Ocean within the region of the Gulf Stream is divided into several bands of higher and lower temperature, of which the axis of the Gulf Stream is the hottest, the temperature falling rapidly in-shore, and more slowly outside. This is not only the case at the surface, but with modifications, easily understood, at considerable depths.

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