United States Coast Pilot, Alaska: Part II : Yakutat Bay to Arctic Ocean

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1938 - Pilot guides - 490 pages
Provides sailing directions for Alaska coast from Yakutat Bay to Arctic Ocean. Contains descriptions of general character of coast, weather, tides, harbors and ports, government maritime services, medical relief, navigation aids, reporting of dangers procedure in case of distress, radio, weather reports, distress and emergency radio traffic, medical advice by radio, radio beacons, and radio direction finder stations.

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Page 465 - The glare of a powerful light is often seen far beyond the limit of visibility of the actual rays of the light, but this must not be confounded with the true range.
Page 11 - By day she shall carry in a vertical line one over the other, not less than 6 feet apart, where they can best be seen, three shapes not less than 2 feet in diameter...
Page 11 - Survey, under way and employed in hydrographic surveying, may carry in a vertical line, one over the other not less than 6 feet apart where they can best be seen, three shapes not less than 2 feet in diameter of which the highest and lowest shall be globular in shape and green in color and the middle one diamond in shape and white.
Page 471 - In cold water, the oil, being thickened by the lower temperature, and not being able to spread freely, will have its effect much reduced. This will vary with the description of oil used.
Page 8 - Service" means the Public Health Service; (c) The term "Surgeon General" means the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service; (d) The term "seamen" includes any person employed on board in the care, preservation, or navigation...
Page 471 - Use of Oil for Modifying the Effect of Breaking Waves. — Many experiences of late years have shown that the utility of oil for this purpose is undoubted, and the application simple. The following may serve for the guidance of seamen, whose attention is called to the fact that a very small quantity of oil...
Page 11 - It must be distinctly understood that these special signals serve only to indicate the nature of the work upon which the vessel is engaged and in no way .give the surveying vessel the right-of-way over other vessels or obviate the necessity for a strict observance of the rules for preventing collisions of vessels.
Page 11 - ... 6 feet apart. At night two red lights shall be displayed in the same manner. In the case of a small vessel the distance between the balls and between the lights may be reduced to not less than 3 feet if necessary.
Page 465 - The intrinsic power of a light should always be considered when expecting to make it in thick weather. A weak light is easily obscured by haze, and no dependence can be placed on its being seen.
Page 460 - At intervals of about one year, supplements are issued, containing the more important corrections since the publication of the volume. The supplements are printed on one side of the paper only, so that they may be cut and pasted in the appropriate places in the volume. Supplements and other corrections for any volume can be furnished...

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