Coast Pilot Notes on Hawaiian Islands, Volume 4; Volumes 31-32

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1919 - Pilot guides - 60 pages
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Page 12 - ... to pay half fee when a pilot is not taken. The pilot rate is $1.50 per foot draft. TOWBOATS. — A small towboat and several launches do towing. The small freight steamers of the interisland service also do towing when required. ANCHORAGE can be had in the bay anywhere under the lee of Blonde Reef in from 5 to 7 fathoms, and vessels drawing 15 feet or less can anchor close under Cocoanut Island, where it is generally smooth. After heavy rains a strong current setting northward from Waiakea Creek...
Page 8 - ... konas and are from a few hours to two or three days duration, followed by rain. HAWAII. — Generally the currents follow the trades but occasionally they set against the wind. A current follows the coast north of Cape Kumukahi around Upolu Point; another one follows the trend of the coast offshore southwestward from Cape Kumukahi around Kalae and northward as far as Upolu Point. There is an inshore current that sets southward from Okoe Landing along the west coast around Kalae, and thence northeastward...
Page 4 - Department.) Swansea tide tables, containing heights of water upon the cills of the various docks, with new sailing directions. . .for the year 1898. Swansea, 1898. 12°. (Swansea Harbour Trust, 1898. 107 Ann. impr.) Hawaii. United States.— Hydrographie Office. The Hawaiian Islands, and the islands, rocks and shoals to the westward.
Page 43 - The currents are said by many of the best interisland navigators to be very uncertain as to direction, but they generally follow the winds, though frequently setting in the opposite direction during the first calms after strong trades.
Page 7 - ... west coast of Hawaii land and sea breezes are very regular. CURRENTS.—The general direction of the currents in the vicinity of the Sandwich islands appears to be to the westward, with a rate of from one to 1^ knots an hour; but they are subject to much variation, both in force and direction, in different seasons, without appearing to be influenced by the winds or to follow any general law. PILOTS ğre always ready at every port to board vessels on the usual signal being made.

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