United States Coast Pilot 4; Atlantic Coast, Cape Henry to Key West Volume 2

United States Coast Pilot 4; Atlantic Coast, Cape Henry to Key West Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...lights) in line ahead. When up to nun buoy No. 4, haul northward, bringing in line over the stern Turtle River Upper range lights (white day marks on piles, fixed white lights), course 10 true (N. % E. mag.). Pass through the dredged cut, the northern end of which is marked by nun buoy No. 6, and continue the course, avoiding the shoals on the port hand, marked by a can buoy, to the wharves of the Southern Railway. If going to the Atlantic Eefining Co. wharves, favor the eastern shore of the river past the railway wharves. COAST FKOM ST. SIMON SOUND TO ST. ANDREW SOUND. This stretch of coast, trending very nearly north and south, is formed by the shores of Jekyl Island, which has a length of Qy2 miles and a width of 1 mile. The island is wooded all along its eastern shore. To the westward large portions of it are marshy. Seen from seaward it shows the usual stretch of sand beach with many conspicuous bluffs and sand hills, backed by dark woods, which are quite level in general outline but with many tall pines showing above the main body. There is a settlement on the western side, reached through Jekyl Creek. From the shore of this island shoals make off to a distance of 3 to 5 miles. To the westward the island borders on the Brunswick River, Jekyl Creek, and Jekyl Sound. By the creek it is separated from an extensive track of marsh lying between it and the mainland. This marsh is cut up by numerous small streams connecting Brunswick River with Jekyl and St. Andrew Sound. ST. ANDREW SOUND lies about 7 miles southward of St. Simon Sound and 17 miles northward of St. Marys entrance. On the southern point at its entrance is a disused lighthouse tower. In the sound are extensive shoals, between which channels lead into its principal...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236992601
  • 9781236992604