United States Coast Pilot; Atlantic Coast. from Point Judith to New York Volume 4

United States Coast Pilot; Atlantic Coast. from Point Judith to New York Volume 4

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... of Stamford Harbor, has been improved by dredging a channel 150 feet wide and 7 feet deep and by dredging an anchorage basin of the same depth at the head the full width of the river between the wharves. The lower end of the anchorage basin is 400 feet above White Rock; the latter is 100 feet westward of the dredged channel and shows above high water. The head of navigation is at a dam at Oliver Street Bridge, 450 feet above the head of the anchorage basin. The depths at the principal wharves range from 6 to 10 feet. Stamford is a city on the peninsula lying between Ship Canal and Rippowam River. Pilots.--There is a local pilot who is employed by the deeper draft vessels entering the harbor. Communication.--Steamers make regular trips to New York from the steamboat wharf on Ship Canal. Stamford is on the line of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. Supplies.--Anthracite and bituminous coal and fresh water can be had at the wharves at Stamford. Provisions, gasoline, and other supplies can be obtained. Repairs.--There is a shipyard and facilities for hauling small craft. The largest railway is 52 feet long, draft at high water 3 feet forward and 7 feet aft, and capacity about 40 tons. Tides.--The mean rise and fall of tides is 7.4 feet. Ice forms in the harbor and usually obstructs navigation for about six weeks in winter. Ice frequently extends down to the lighthouse, and sometimes beyond. DIRECTIONS, STAMFORD HARBOR. From Eastward.--Passing y2 mile or more southward of Norwalk Islands a 245 true (WSW % W mag.) course will lead southward of The Cows gas buoy off Shippan Point. Passing 100 yards westward of the buoy a 323 true (NNW % W mag.) course will lead westward of the red buoys on the east side of the entrance. From...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236603710
  • 9781236603715