The United States Lighthouse Service, 1915, Volume 9

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1916 - Lighthouses - 94 pages
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Page 10 - Eleventh district. — From and including all aids to navigation at the mouth of the Detroit River, Mich., to the western end of Lake Superior. It embraces all aids to navigation on the United States shores and waters of Lakes St.
Page 47 - All buoys along the coast, or in bays, harbors, sounds, or channels, shall be colored and numbered, so that passing up the coast or sound, or entering the bay, harbor, or channel, red buoys with even numbers shall be passed on the starboard hand, black buoys with uneven numbers on the port hand, and buoys with red and black stripes on either hand. Buoys in channel-ways shall be colored with alternate white and black perpendicular stripes.
Page 80 - Omit also lights or fog signals on ferry slips and on piers used only by certain vessels, and stakes, bushes, and barrel buoys marking shallow and little-used channels. (3) In placing aids to navigation in connection with harbor or channel improvement works. District Engineers should see that they do not conflict in character or otherwise with other aids to navigation in the vicinity.
Page 37 - Weak lights and colored lights are easily obscured by such conditions. Under certain atmospheric conditions, especially with the more powerful lights, the glare of the light may be visible beyond the computed geographic range. When approaching a...
Page 9 - Fla., to the southern boundary of Texas. It embraces all aids to navigation on the Gulf coast of the United States and tidal waters tributary to the Gulf, between the limits named, together with those on the Mississippi River below and including New Orleans, and on Grand Lake and Lake Chicot.
Page 75 - President Jefferson, when passing upon the case of a lighthouse keeper found guilty of negligence in attending to his duties, stated : " I think the keepers of lighthouses should be dismissed for small degrees of remissness because of the calamities which even these produce." A retirement law is now in force for the benefit of keepers and other field employees of the Lighthouse Service who are exposed to the hazards of the service. This law provides for optional retirement on three-quarters pay after...
Page 11 - Seventeenth district: From the boundary between California and Oregon to the northern boundary of the United States. It embraces all aids to navigation on the seacoast of Oregon and Washington, on the United...
Page 14 - States is supported entirely by appropriations out of the general revenues of the Government, and the United States lighthouses have been free to vessels of all nations from 1789 to the present time. There is no system of light dues, as is the case in a number of foreign maritime countries.
Page 6 - ... stations and vessels and on other official duty. In addition to the various district depots, there is in the Third lighthouse district, on Staten Island, New York Harbor, a general lighthouse depot, where many of the supplies for the whole Service are purchased and stored and sent out for distribution, and where much of the special apparatus of the Service is manufactured or repaired, and where also there is carried on various technical work in the way of testing apparatus and supplies and designing...
Page 6 - States, and on the rivers of the United States so far as specifically authorized by law, and on the coasts of all other territory under the jurisdiction of the United States, with the exception of the Philippine Islands and Panama. The bureau publishes Light Lists and Buoy Lists, giving information regarding all aids to navigation maintained by the Lighthouse Service; it also...

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