Australia Pilot; South and East Coasts of Australia from Cape Northumberland to Port Jackson, Including Bass Strait and Tasmania

Australia Pilot; South and East Coasts of Australia from Cape Northumberland to Port Jackson, Including Bass Strait and Tasmania

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...westward of Garrow Rock, near Georgetown. Great attention must also be paid to the tidal currents, as they set obliquely across this part of the river; the ebb, for instance, crosses from Kelso Bay to the beacon on the west point of the east flats, and with such strength as to form whirlpools. Both flood and ebb attain a velocity of from 3 to 5 knots an hour at times. Eastern Channel.--To enter Port Dalrymple by Eastern Channel, which it is not advisable for a stranger to do--and should never be attempted at night--Sheer Beacon being clearly distinguished, bring Browne's house open west of the beacon, bearing 182, which leads through Eastern Channel. Continue this course until the range beacons on Shea-oak Point are in range, when steer toward them, and as before directed. Anchorages--Port Dalrymple.--The anchorage in Port Dalrymple is a little to the westward of the line of Sea Reach lights (the high light to westward open of the low) in 8 fathoms water. The light at Low Head pilot station having become visible or the red beacons on Cordell Point being in line, to anchor at Port Dalrymple haul to the eastward and bring the Sea Reach range lights nearly in line. Georgetown or York Cove.--Having entered the cove, anchor opposite the wharf, in 5 fathoms, and moor either with 100 yards each way or with a kedge on the shore, or, perhaps, with a hawser to the trees. Kelso Bay.--To anchor in Kelso Bay, pass on the west side of Bombay Rock and keep near the western shore in order to avoid the northern spit of Kelso Bay Flat, marked by a red buoy. After entering the bay a vessel may moor to the trees. Proceeding to sea.--From close eastward of Garden Isle, leave the red beacons and buoys on the port hand and the black beacons and buoys on the starboard...show more

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 404g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236655095
  • 9781236655097