Alaska. Coast Pilot Notes on the Fox Islands Passes, Unalaska Bay, Bering Sea, and Arctic Ocean as Far as Point Barrow

Alaska. Coast Pilot Notes on the Fox Islands Passes, Unalaska Bay, Bering Sea, and Arctic Ocean as Far as Point Barrow

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...depth of water is but little less than the surrounding sea, and in thick weather it is not safe to depend upon soundings for picking up the land unless sure of the position. Vessels should not approach the island in less than 12 fathoms of water. There are no outlying dangers except the small reefs at Zapadni Bay and at North Anchorage. It is reported that vessels have found breakers, in very heavy weather, about 9 miles east of Tolstoi Point. Anchorages.--The anchorage in Zapadni Bay, on the southwest side of the island, in 10 fathoms of water, affords good shelter with winds from east-northeast to north-northwest. The landing is on the open sand beach, and can usually be made with northerly winds. A reef extends about i mile offshore to the southward of the anchorage. With northerly winds, a landing may sometimes be made at Garden Cove, on the sand beach. The anchorage affords good shelter from northwesterly winds, but with the exception of a small area the bottom is rocky. At North. Anchorage there are two houses on the beach, with a road back of them leading up the hill to the village. In approaching, get these two houses open and steer for them. Anchor in not less than 10 fathoms. A flag is shown from the flagstaff when landing is possible. The landing westward of the houses is a cutting in the rocks for small boats to enter at high or medium tides. It is somewhat protected by a ledge of rocks north of it, and by kelp, which tends to reduce the breakers. At East Landing, just northeast of the village, is a similar boat landing, but better protected from a westerly swell. A ledge of rocks awash lies a short distance off this landing. Tidal Currents.--The current sets eastward during the rising tide and westward during the falling tide, with a...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236521951
  • 9781236521958