Eldridge's pilot for Vineyard Sound and Monomoy shoals

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Damrell & Moore, 1854 - History - 32 pages

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Page 31 - ... navigate with the greatest safety with it, bearing in mind that a single depth of water will no more give you your location at sea, than your altitude above the sea would give your position on the land. If you wish to navigate with the lead, in addition to having a good chart, you must watch the changes as you would the aspect of a country over which you are traveling.
Page 5 - ... that his former directions were inaccurate. Alterations have not, however, been made, unless upon stronger evidence than what prompted him to insert the original directions. In presenting the TWELFTH EDITION of the American Coast Pilot to the public, the author does not flatter himself that it will prove entirely free from errors. The shifting nature, of certain parts of the coast, may occasionally present deviations from the present directions. Imperfection too is the lot of man, and in attempting...
Page 21 - E., 19 taking care not to go nearer the land off the low point, than 8 1-2 fathoms. If in running SE by E. you fall into 6 or 7 fathoms, haul up S. by \V.

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