Golden hints for young mariners

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1853
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Page 54 - Ridge and 27 fathoms, when, by attention to the lead and nature of the soundings, course, and distance run from the lighthouse, it is almost impossible to avoid making the...
Page 54 - Monsoon will be changed to the position described in the following Sailing Directions of the master attendant of this port ; and that from and after the date specified, the Eastern Channel Light Vessel will show a bright red light instead of a plain one, as at present, to distinguish it from the Gaspar Channel light, which bears from it about NNW, distant twenty-two miles.
Page 54 - ... the lead and nature of the soundings, course, and distance run from the lighthouse, it is almost impossible to avoid making the pilotrvessels, as their cruising ground is immediately to the northeast of the light-vessel stationed during the SW Monsoon in close proximity to the buoy on the Ridge. 4. The soundings to seaward of the Pilots...
Page 54 - March, on which date the pilot vessels take up their station near the buoy on the Pilots' Ridge, as described below. The SW monsoon is over by the end of September. 2. False Point Lighthouse is in lat. 20 19^' N. and long. 86 47' E., and a buoy is placed in 12^ fathoms on the Pilots
Page 54 - WSW 10 or 15 miles distant, when she will be in 11 or 12 fathoms, then steer ENE, when the soundings will gradually increase to 23 fathoms on the eastern edge of the Pilots...
Page 50 - . 2. Subtract the Sun's declination from 90, when the latitude and declination are of the same name, or add it to 90*, when they are of contrary names ; and the sum, or remainder, will be the Sun's polar distance. , 3. Add together the Sun's polar distance, the latitude of the place, and the altitude of the Sun; take the difference between half their sum and the polar distance, and note the remainder.
Page 55 - Ridge are of a shelly sand, or minute gravel, of a reddish or dusty brown colour. " Vessels approaching the station are earnestly warned to be careful in avoiding collision when communicating with either the light or supplying pilot vessels ; and on making the former at night, they are strongly recommended to heave to, at a proper distance, till daylight, by which measure they will avoid the probability of passing the supplying pilot vessel in the darkness of the night. " The Eastern Channel light...
Page 54 - March, 1852, the pilot station for the soutb-west monsoon, will be changed to the position described in the following sailing directions of the Master Attendant of this port, (Fort William;) and that from and after the date specified, the Eastern Channel Light Vessel will show a bright red light instead of a plain one, as at present, to distinguish it from the Gasper Channel Light, which bears from it about NNW, distant 22 miles ":— SAILING DIRECTIONS FOB...
Page 55 - Ridge light vessel shows one plain standing light ; and burns a blue light every hour, and a maroon at the intermediate half-hours, and also fires a gun on sighting any vessel. During the north-east Monsoon, the cmizing ground where ships will have to seek for pilots will be, as heretofore, in the Eastern Channel.
Page 32 - ... follows : Man the weather clew-garnets and buntlines, ease off the main-sheet a fathom or two, and belay, then slack away the main-tack, and haul up the weather clew-garnet and buntlines taking care to have the sail kept full. When the weather-clew is up, and as much of the buntline as can be got, luff the vessel as close to the wind as possible ; ease away the main-sheet, and haul the lee clew-garnet and buntlines at the same time. To take in a topsail (upper) proceed as follows : Slack away...

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