The Channel pilot. Pt. 1. 2nd- ed. [With] Suppl. [and] Admiralty notices to mariners. Pt.2. 4th- ed. [With] Suppl. [and] Admiralty notices to mariners, Teil 2

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Seite 189 - ... pool for warping purposes. Harbors. — The old tidal harbor of St. Peter Port, 4£ acres in area, is inclosed by piers of masonry 25 feet high, with an entrance 80 feet wide facing east. On the southern pierhead is a lighthouse. The depth at high-water springs between the pierheads is 22 feet and 15 feet at neaps : the average depth along the quays on the same tides being, respectively, 18 feet and 11 feet. Southeastward of the old harbor stands Castle Cornet, connected with the mainland by...
Seite 5 - The beacons below the level of high-water, and all warping buoys, are painted white. The small rocky heads in the frequented channels are painted in the same manner as the beacons, when they have a conspicuous surface. Every buoy or beacon bears in full length, or abbreviated characters, the name of the shoal or rock which it is meant to distinguish, and also its number, showing its numerical order in the same channel.
Seite 5 - The letters and numbers are painted white on the most conspicuous parts of the buoys, and from ten to twelve inches in length. The masts of the beacons which do not present sufficient surface are surmounted for this purpose by a small board. All the jetty-heads and turrets are painted above the half-tide level, and on the former a scale of metres is marked commencing from the same leveL LOCAL MEASURES. The "last," used as a measure for herrings in the following French portn, varies.
Seite 455 - It is about 4.3 miles long, 62°-242°, about '2 miles wide, and its highest part, toward the northeast, is 195 feet above the level of the sea. In fine weather the island is visible from a distance of 15 to 20 miles, the outline appearing rugged and uneven; its coast is composed of precipitous rocky cliffs of granite formation, except at its southwestern end. where it is but little above high water and bordered by rocks. It is surrounded by dangers, but it has...
Seite 411 - English feet above the level of the sea, and should be visible in clear weather from a distance of 12 miles. The illuminating apparatus is dioptric, or by lenses, of the third order.
Seite 220 - WSW wind, from the long fetch it commands, brings in a heavy swell ; and the obstruction caused by the weather tide coming through the Gouliot pass, raises it to such a height, as to preclude the possibility of a vessel riding out even a moderate gale. Should a vessel, therefore, be...
Seite 455 - In fine weather the island is visible from a distance of 15 to 20 miles, the outline appearing rugged and uneven, being composed of high, craggy, and precipitous rocky cliffs of granite formation. There are two lighthouses on the island ; one on the north-east extreme, the other at the northwest.* The inhabitants, about 2,500 in number, are chiefly employed in rearing cattle, and as fishermen, many of whom are well acquainted with and can act as pilots for the passages in the vicinity, rendered dangerous...
Seite 236 - THE company shall cause the length of the railway to be measured, and milestones, posts, or other conspicuous objects to be set up and maintained, along the whole line thereof, at the distance of one quarter of a mile from each other, with numbers or marks inscribed thereon denoting such distances.
Seite 96 - ... shown during the time the harbour can " be entered. " It is important to notice that along the coast, between " Cape de la Heve and the town of Ault (a space of 67 miles), " the wind, when it blows in a direction perpendicular, or " nearly so, to the direction of the coast, is reflected...
Seite 259 - Desormes. Rigdon Bank, and the shoals surrounding the Corbiere Rock; but the most remarkable are the Pierres de Lecq or Paternosters, the Drouilles. and the Ecrehos, on the northern and northeastern sides : the Violet Bank surrounding the southeastern angle: and the Minquiers Ledge, from 7 to 10 miles distant, with many other rocks, fronting the whole of its southern shores. Plateau Des Minquiers. — For the description of this tangled mass of reefs, see Chap. V. The descriptions of the other reefs...

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