Sailing Directions for Lake Superior, St. Marys River, Straits of Mackinac

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1894 - Pilot guides - 115 pages
 

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Page 68 - TWO STEAMERS CROSSING. RULE 19. If two vessels under steam are crossing so as to involve risk of collision, the vessel which has the other on her own starboard side shall keep out of the way of the other. SAIL AND STEAM VESSELS MEETING. RULE
Page 68 - MEETING. RULE 18. If two vessels under steam are meeting end on, or nearly end on, so as to involve risk of collision, the helms of both shall be put to port, so that each may pass on the port side of the other. TWO STEAMERS CROSSING.
Page 68 - If two sail-vessels are meeting end on, or nearly end on, so as to involve risk of collision, the helms of both shall be put to port, so that each may pass on the port side of the other. RULE 17. When two
Page 68 - If two vessels, one of which is a sail-vessel and the other a steam-vessel, are proceeding in such directions as to involve risk of collision, the steam-vessel shall keep out of the way of the sail-vessel.
Page 75 - Night.—The following signals, numbered 1, 2, and 3, when used or displayed together or separately, shall be deemed to be signals of distress at night: " 1. A gun fired at intervals of about a minute. ".2. Flames on the ship (as from a burning tar barrel, oil barrel, etc.)
Page 68 - RULE 21. Every steam-vessel, when approaching another vessel, so as to involve risk of collision, shall slacken her speed, or, if necessary, stop and reverse; and every steam-vessel shall, when in a fog, go at a moderate speed. VESSELS OVERTAKING
Page 65 - Steam-vessels, when towing other vessels, shall carry two bright white mast-head lights vertically, in addition to their side-lights, so as to distinguish them from other steam-vessels. Each of these mast-head lights shall be of the same character and construction as the mast-head lights prescribed by Rule 3. LIGHTS FOR STEAMERS NOT OCEAN-GOING NOR CARRYING SAIL. RULE 5. All
Page 67 - ON VESSELS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY. RULE 14. The exhibition of any light on board of a vessel of war of the United States may be suspended whenever, in the opinion of the Secretary of the Navy, the commander-in-chief of a squadron, or the commander of a vessel, acting singly, the special character of the service may require it. FOG-SIGNALS.
Page 69 - Local inspectors, in districts having ferry-boats, shall, whenever the safety of navigation may require, designate for each line of such boats a certain light, white or colored, which shall show all around the horizon, to designate and distinguish such lines from each other, which lights shall be carried on a flag-staff amidships,
Page 68 - anchored or moored in or near the channel or fair-way of any bay, harbor, or river, and not in any port, shall sound a fog-horn, or equivalent signal, which shall make a sound equal to a steam-whistle, at intervals of not more than two minutes. STEERING AND SAILING

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