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Preface

The United States Coast Pilot is published by the National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), pursuant to the Act of 6 August 1947 (33 U.S.C. 883a and b) and the Act of 22 October 1968 (44 U.S.C. 1310).

The Coast Pilot supplements the navigational information shown on the nautical charts. The sources for updating the Coast Pilot include but are not limited to field inspections conducted by NOAA, information published in Notices to Mariners, reports from NOAA Hydrographic vessels and field parties, information from other Government agencies, State and local governments, maritime and pilotage associations, port authorities, and mariners.

This volume of Coast Pilot 6, Great Lakes: Lakes Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan, and Superior and St. Lawrence River, cancels the 1995 (25th) Edition.

Notice.-Amendments are issued to this publication through U.S. Coast Guard Local Notices to Mariners. A subscription to the Local Notice to Mariners is available upon application to the appropriate Coast Guard District Commander (Aids to Navigation Branch). Consult appendix for address. All amendments are also issued in Defense Mapping Agency Notices to Mariners.

Notice. Segments of this publication describe Canadian waters, shoreline, and other Canadian topics. Due to resource constraints few or no changes have been made in these areas of the text since the last edition of this book. For more current information on Canadian topics consult Canadian Sailing Directions.

Mariners and others are urged to report promptly to the National Ocean Service, errors, omissions, or any conditions found to differ from or to be additional to those published in the Coast Pilot or shown on the charts in order that they may be fully investigated and proper corrections made. A Coast Pilot Report form is included in the back of this book and a Marine Information Report form is published in the Defense Mapping Agency Hydrog Topographic Center Notice to Mariners for your convenience. These reports and/or suggestions for increasing the usefulness of the Coast Pilot should be sent to

Chief
Office of Coast Survey (N/CS261)
National Ocean Service, NOAA
1315 East-West Highway, Station 7317
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282

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Contents

Page Chapter 1. GENERAL INFORMATION ....

1 Chapter 2. NAVIGATION REGULATIONS

31 Chapter 3. THE GREAT LAKES..

103 Chapter 4. ST. LAWRENCE RIVER ABOVE ST. REGIS ...

110 Chapter 5. LAKE ONTARIO.

120 Chapter 6. LAKE ERIE .

148 Chapter 7. DETROIT RIVER.

192 Chapter 8. LAKE ST. CLAIR.

202 Chapter 9. ST. CLAIR RIVER.

206 Chapter 10. LAKE HURON....

212 Chapter 11. LAKE MICHIGAN..

248 Chapter 12. ST. MARYS RIVER.

340 Chapter 13. LAKE SUPERIOR ...

347 Chapter 14. HUDSON RIVER, NEW YORK CANALS, AND LAKE CHAMPLAIN .... 380 Appendix ..

386 TABLES

(Follow Appendix) CLIMATOLOGICAL

T-1 DISTANCE

T-16 CONVERSION, COMPASS POINTS TO DEGREES

T-25 COASTAL WARNINGS DISPLAYS

T-26 STANDARD ABBREVIATIONS FOR BROADCASTS

T-27 CONVERSION, NAUTICAL TO STATUTE MILES AND FEET TO METERS

T-30 INDEX

(Follows Tables) COAST PILOT REPORT FORM

(Follows Index)

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