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mag.) for 134 miles with Core Creek range lights in line ahead, to a position westward of a red buoy; the sides of the cut are flats bare at low water and visible at all times.
Leave the red buoy about 100 feet on the port hand and steer 146° true (SSE. 5/8 E. mag.) for 1 mile with Russells Creek light a little on the port bow. Leave Russells Creek light 125 feet on the port hand and steer 199o true (SSW. mag.) for 114 miles. Leave Newport Marshes upper light about 125 feet on the starboard hand and steer 226° true (SW.38
W.mag.). Pass midway between Newport Marshes lower light and a fish factory wharf south of it, steer 201° true (SSW. 1/4 W. mag.) for the end of the wharf house which shows over the bridge a little to the right of the draw until past a nun buoy on the port hand, and steer for the draw when less than 300 yards from it.
From the draw steer 178° true (S. 18 W. mag.) to a position 100 yards eastward of a horizontally striped buoy, and then steer 165° true (S. by E. mag.) until approaching the marsh on the southern side. Then steer southeastward, follow the marsh at a distance -of 125 yards, and leave buoy No. 6 on the port hand. When past this buoy give the shore a berth of over 150 yards and steer about 107° true (ESE. 19 E. mag.) to a position about 100 yards westward of buoy No. 4. Then steer about 143° true (SSE. 7: E. mag.) to a position midway between a bell buoy and red and black buoy northward, then gradually haul southward and bring Bird Island range lights in line astern, course 212o true (SW. 34 S. mag.). Hold this course until up to can buoy“ 3," then bring Fort Mason range lights in line astern, course 180° true (S. 38 W. mag.) to the Entrance gas buoy, from which a course can be shaped as desired.
Directions for entering Beaufort Harbor from the sea will be found on page 53.
COAST PILOTS AND FIELD STATIONS OF THE COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY.
Price. U. S. Coast Pilot, Atlantic Coast, Section A, from St. Croix River to Cape Cod--
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including Long Island Sound.. U. S. Coast Pilot, Atlantic Coast, Section C, Sandy Hook to Cape Henry, including Delaware and Chesapeake Bays-
75 U. S. Coast Pilot, Atlantic Coast, Section D, Cape Henry to Key West (this volume)
75 U. S. Coast Pilot, Atlantic Coast, Section E, Gulf of Mexico, from Key West to the Rio Grande
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. 75 Inside Route Pilot, coast of New JerseyInside Route Pilot, New York to Key West Inside Route Pilot, Key West to New Orleans--U. S. Coast Pilot, Pacific Coast, California, Oregon, and Washington. . 75 U. S. Coast Pilot, Pacific Coast, Alaska, Part I, from Dixon Entrance to Yakutat Bay-
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. 75 Coast Pilot Notes on Hawaiian Islands_
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At these stations complete files of United States Coast and Geodetic Survey charts, Coast Pilots, Tide Tables, and other publications relating to navigation may be consulted and information affecting navigation obtained without charge.
Light Lists and Buoy Lists are kept for sale and Notices to Mariners for free distribution to mariners.
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PILOTAGE AND HARBOR FEES.
[Extracts from Chapter 104, Revised Laws of North Carolina, 1905.] 4962. RATES OF PILOTAGE FOR HATTERAS AND OCRACOKE.—Branch pilots of Ocracoke or Hatteras shall be entitled to receive of the commander of such
vessel as they may have in charge the following pilotage, namely: For every vessel of sixty and not over one hundred and forty tons burden, from the other side of the bar, at any place within the limits of the pilot ground, to Beacon Island road, or Wallace's channel, ten cents for each ton, and the further sum of two and a half cents for each ton over one hundred and forty, and two dollars for each vessel over either of the swashes (that is, over said swashes either to or from Beacon Island road, or Wallace's channel, or over any shoal lying intermediate between either of said swashes and Beacon Island road of Wallace's channel); for every ship or vessel from the mouth of the swash to either of the ports of New Bern or Washington, one dollar per foot, and for every ship or vessel from the same place to the port of Edenton, twelve dollars; and to the port of Elizabeth City, ten dollars; and the same allowance down as up, and outward as inward.
4969. RATES OF PILOTAGE FOR OLD TOPSAIL INLET AND BEAUFORT HARBOR.—The pilotage for Old Topsail inlet and Bea ufort harbor shall be as follows: For vessels drawing eight feet and under, two dollars per foot; ten feet and over eight, two dollars and fifty cents per foot; twelve feet and over ten, three dollars and fifty cents per foot; all over twelve feet, four dollars per foot. The above fees to be collectible in Beaufort harbor from Middle marsh to Lewis thoroughfare. For every vessel piloted without these bounds an additional charge of fifty cents per foot may be charged. The commissioners shall have the same printed or written on every license.or branch issued by them, and every pilot shall exhibit his license to the master of every vessel he has in charge, when demanded by said master. No vessel entering Old Topsail inlet without a pilot shall be required to take one on going to sea; nor shall any vessel be required to take a pilot that has to enter the harbor in distress. (AS amended 1909.)
4970. VESSEL UNDER SIXTY TONS NOT LIABLE FOR PILOTAGE.—No pilot, acting under the authority of the commissioners of navigation for Old Topsail inlet, shall be entitled to pilotage for any vessel under sixty tons burden, unless such vessel shall have given a signal for a pilot, or otherwise shall have required the assistance of a pilot.
4972. RATES OF PILOTAGE FOR BOGUE INLET.—The branch pilots for Bogue Inlet shall be entitled to receive of the commander of such vessel as they may have charge of, the following pilotage, namely: For bringing any vessel into the said inlet, drawing less than seven feet, from the outside of the bar to the anchorage before the town, or the customary place in Hill's channel, one dollar per foot; for a vessel drawing more than seven feet, one dollar and fifty cents per foot; and the same fees for pilotage outward as inward.
4978. PILOTS REFUSED, ENTITLED TO PAY.—If a branch pilot shall go off to any vessel bound in, and offer to pilot her over the bar, the master or commander of such vessel, if he refuses to take such pilot, shall pay to such pilot, if not previously furnished with one, the same sum as is allowed by law for conducting such vessel in, to be recovered before a justice of the peace, if the sum be within his jurisdiction: Provided, that the first pilot, and no other, who shall speak such vessel so bound in shall be entitled to the pay provided for in this section.
4980. RATES OF PILOTAGE ANNEXED TO COMMISSION.—The commissioners of navigation for the several ports of this state shall annex to the branch or commission, by them given to each pilot, a copy of the fees to which such pilot is entitled.
CAPE FEAR RIVER-PILOTAGE.
All vessels, coastwise or foreign, over sixty (60) gross tons, shall take a State-licensed pilot from sea to Southport, and from Southport to sea, and the rates of pilotage shall be the rates given in column No. 1 below, designated "From sea to Southport, or vice versa ; " the employment of pilots from Southport to Wilmington and from Wilmington to Southport is optional, but any vessel taking a pilot from Southport to Wilmington, or from Wilmington to Southport, shall employ only a State-licensed pilot, and the rates of pilotage shall be the rates given in column No. 2, designated “ From Southport to Wilmington, or vice versa."
Column No. 1: Rate from
sea to Southport, or vice versa. (Draft in feet and inches.)
Column No.2: Rate from
Column No.1: Rate from
sea tos outhport, or
Column No. 2: Rate from
Southport to Wilming-
Versa. (Drast in feet and inches.)
6 and under. $10.76 7 and under. 13. 06 8 and under. 14.83 9 and under. 16.09 10 and under.
21.08 11 and under. 25. 55 12 and under. 28. 58 12-6 and under.. 30.30 13 and under.. 31.84 13-6 and under.. 34.15 14 and under.. 38. 91 14-6 and under.. 42.74 15 and under... 45. 08 15-6 and under.. 47.17 16 and under... 50.32 16-6 and under.. 54.13 17 and under.. 57.34 17-6 and under.. 61.02 18 and under. 64.05 18-6 and under.. 67.17 19 and under. 71.72 19-6 and under.. 74.96
20 and under.... 78.30 20-6 and under.. 82. 81 21 and under. 87.50 21-6 and under.. 03.75 22 and under... 100.00 22-6 and under.. 106. 25 23 and under.... 114.06 23-6 and under .. 121. 88 24 and under.... 131.25 24-6 and under.. 147.73 25 and under.... 157.88 25-6 and under.. 168. 14 26 and under.... 178. 57 26-6 and under.. 189.15 27 and under.... 199.90 27-6 and under.. 210.79 28 and under. .. 221.85 28-6 and under.. 233-06 29 and under.... 244.44 29-6 and under.. 255. 97 30 and under.... 267.66
20 and under..... 46.98 20-6 and under ... 49.69 21 and under. 52. 50 21-6 and under... 56.25 22 and under.. 60.00 22-6 and under 63.75 23 and under. 68. 44 23-6 and under... 73. 12 24 and under.. 78. 75 24-6 and under... 88. 73 25 and under.. 94.89 25–6 and under... 101.18 26 and under .... 107.59 26-6 and under... 114, 13 27 and under.. 120.80 27-6 and under... 127.57 28 and under. 134. 45 28-6 and under... 141. 43 29 and under.... 148.52 29-6 and under... 155.71 30 and under..... 163.36
Every pilot, when he has brought any ship or vessel to anchor, is required to moor such ship or vessel, or to give proper directions for the mooring of the same, and for her safe riding at such mooring. He shall also make known to the Captain of such vessel the law requiring lights on board.
It shall be the duty of every pilot to inform the Masters of vessels of their duty to report to the Harbor Master, after arrival at Wilmington.
All vessels crossing the Bar, either in out, shall be required to pay full pilotage to the pilot offering his services, whether such craft be in tow or otherwise, and any pilot neglecting or detaining a vessel under his charge unnecessarily, shall suffer the severest penalty of the law. Any person without the authority of the Board of Commissioners attempting to pilot a vessel or charging for such services, shall pay a penalty of double the pilotage fee.
Any vessel hoisting her colors for a pilot, shall be compelled to pay the first pilot offering his services full pilotage, whether such pilot is employed or not.
Every Master of a vessel who shall detain a pilot after the time appointed, so that he can not proceed to sea, though wind and water should permit, shall pay such pilot four dollars per day during the time of his actual detention ; and if any vessel, which shall be boarded by a pilot without or within any of the inlets shall, by violence of the weather or otherwise, be driven to sea, the Master or owner of such vessel shall allow and pay the pilot four dollars per day for every day he shall be on board, besides the fee of pilotage,
All vessels at anchor or under way within the Bar of Cape Fear River at night shall exhibit a light in some conspicuous place, at least ten feet above the deck, so as to be seen by vessels or steamboats passing up or down the river, under a penalty of One Hundred Dollars for each and every neglect, and shall also be liable for all damages or the amount of injury sustained by any vessel or boat coming in contact, to be recovered for the benefit of the injured party. And it shall be the duty of the pilots to notify the Master of each vessel coming over the Bar of the existence of this order.
When any pilot properly equipped shall see any vessel on the coast having a signal for a pilot or shall hear a gun of distress fire off the coast and shall neglect or refuse to go to the assistance of such vessel, such pilot shall forfeit and pay One Hundred Dollars, one-half to the informer the other half to the Master, unless such pilot is actually in charge of another vessel.
Authority is vested in each Commissioner to hear and determine all matters of dispute between pilots and Masters of vessels, or between pilots themselves, respecting the pilotage of vessels—appeal in certain cases to be allowed.
Any pilot running a vessel ashore, by which means any injury or detention is sustained by such vessel, shall report the same without delay to the Chairman of this Board.
No vessel under sixty tons shall be compelled to take a pilot or pay pilotage unless a signal for a pilot shall be made.
No pilot shall leave a vessel on the river without the consent of the Master, and when any detention shall occur, by fault of the Master of any vessel, the pilot shall be entitled to Four Dollars per day for every day so detained.
It shall be the duty of every pilot bringing a vessel into port, as aforesaid, and before leaving her, to furnish or cause to be furnished to the Master or Commander of such vessel his name in writing. Penalty, Twenty Dollars for every neglect of this regulation.
No division of pilotage is permitted by any pilot on any terms, except for service rendered by another pilot under the regulations of the Board of Commissioners, and no commission nor reduction of the rates, nor rebates of rates, will be permitted under a penalty of Fifty Dollars, for each and every offense.
No pilot will be permitted to leave his station to go to a neighboring port for the purpose of piloting a vessel bound from that port for the Cape Fear River unless under peculiar circumstances, at the discretion of the Chairman of this Board. And every licensed pilot is expected and required to provide the means of boarding and leaving vessels at sea by pilot boats or cutters. Arrangements with tug boats or fishing boats or any other means of approaching or leaving vessels at sea will not be permitted under penalty of the revocation of license at the discretion of the Board.
Harbor regulations.-All vessels of 100 tons net register and over shall pay the Harbor Master of the Port of Wilmington the following fee, according to tonnage, which will entitle the vessel to the Harbor Master's services prescribed by the Port and Harbor Regulations, without further charge, while the vessel remains in port: Steamers, 100 tons and under 500 net register
$3, 00 Steamers, 500 tons and under 700 net register.
5. 00 Steamers, 1000 tons and under 1500 net register
10. 00 Steamers, 3000 tons and over-
12. 00 Sailing vessels, under 500 tons net register
3. 00 Sailing vessels, 500 tons and under 1000 net reg
4. 00 Sailing vessels, 1000 tons and over--
5.00 It shall be the duty of the Harbor Master, in addition to such other duties as may be imposed on him from time to time, personally to see that all the regulations of this port looking to the safety and convenience of the vessels arriving, remaining in and leaving the same, shall be properly observed and kept; to this end he is required from time to time, and as often as may be necessary, to inspect the wharves, docks and places of anchorage in this port, and observe the location of the vessels using the same.
The master or Consignee of any vessel wishing to move shall give the Harbor Master sufficient notice to enable him to give her a clear berth. The Harbor Master must be the judge of the time required.
The Harbor Master may remove any vessel or vessels moored to the ends of the wharves, or on either side of a dock, or lying in any part of a dock, which may be necessary, in his opinion, to expedite and render more safe and convenient the entrance or departure of any other vessel or vessels hauling at the time in or out of the said dock.
The Harbor Master shall cut the fast or fasts of any vessel, or cause the same to be cut or cast loose, when the Captain or person in charge of such vessel refuses or neglects to slack her fasts, and to remove his vessel for the proper accommodation of another vessel passing into or out of her berth; or who shall refuse to give up the inside berth, or to remove and moor his vessel in conformity with the foregoing regulations, or with the orders of the said Harbor Master.
Whenever the Harbor Master shall require the services of a tug to enforce an order for the removal of a vessel against the will of the Master, the charge of the tug for such service may be guaranteed to be paid by the Board; but it shall be the duty of the Harbor Master to collect the costs, fines, and fees for such removal from the offending vessel by warrant in the name of the Board. The Harbor Master will see that due notice of this section is served on the masters of all vessels.
Vessels when not engaged in loading or discharging cargo, shall give place to such vessels that are ready to receive or deliver freight. And if the Cap. tain or person in charge of any vessel refuse to move said vessel when notified by the owners or agents of the wharf at which she is lying, the Harbor Master