Abridgement of the Nautical Almanac; And Tide Tables with a List of Light Houses

Abridgement of the Nautical Almanac; And Tide Tables with a List of Light Houses

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...light is exhibited 110 yards west of the Government house at Libreville, which shows a sector of white light over the anchorage inside of Southeast bank. INDIAN OCEAN. Mauritius.--Port Louis entrance.--Provisional lightvessel.--A provisional lightvessel has been placed in the position of the permanent lightvessel at the entrance to port Louis, and from May 10, 1892, until the flashing white light can be replaced, three fixed white lights, placed triangularly, and visible, about 3 miles will be exhibited from that vessel. The provisional lightvessel carries a black ball at the masthead as a daymark. Lat., 20 08' S-; Long., 57 29' E. Bay of Bengal.--Chittagong coast.--Kutabdia Island light.--Intended alteration in character.--May 1, 1892, Eutabdia Island light will be revolving white with an eclipse of 1 minute between the flashes. It will be 121 feet above high water, and visible 17 miles. Lat., 21 52' 30" N.; Long., 91 50' E. In consequence of delay in the arrival of the prisms of the lantern, the exhibition of the new light is postponed to January 1, 1893. In the meantime the existing light will continue to be exhibited and a blue ligh will be burnt every quarter of an hour between 7 P.m. and 5 A.m.; visible 20 miles. Bay of Bengal.--Burma coast.--Oyster Island light.--Intended alteration in character.--It is intended, on or about May 20, 1892, to exhibit the light on Oyster island from the lighthouse recently erected, with the following alteration in its character: Oyster Island light is an intermittent light, eclipsed for a period of 2 seconds every minute, and now shows white through an arc of 343, or from the bearing N. 36 W. true, (NW. N. mag.), to N. 51 W, true, (NW. U W. mag.), and red through the remaining portion of...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236602358
  • 9781236602350