Piloting directions for the west coast of Scotland...


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Author  John William Norie
Publisher  RareBooksClub.com
Publication Date   May 9, 2012
ISBN  1231077832
Pages  46

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 Excerpt: ...Skerihaug, is always above water; about a cable's length to the northward of this is a small rvch, dry at spring-tides only. Keep Skerihaug and Harlosh Island open of each other, and you will steer clear of it. Within Loch Harlosh, and nearest to its head, also is a rock, drying with spring-tides only. The Island of Harlosh lies nearly N. W. from Haverser Island, from which it is distant half a mile; between them are 18 fathoms, mid-channel. To the northward of Harlosh is Loch Nagulin, leading to Loch Varksay and Loch Pulroag. On the.west side of Loch Pulroag are several rocks, which serve to shelter the customary anchorage. The northernmost is always above water, but the southernmost dries at half-ebb. In sailing in, clear that which is above water, and the same course will clear the others. There is some foul ground near the anchorage, which you will accordingly be careful to avoid. Loch Nagulin and Loch Varksag, being open to the southward, can be considered only as stopping places, though the ground in both is clean, and there is no danger in the way. Steering south-westward along shore from Loch Nagulin, you will see some rocks above water, called Macleod's Maidens; these lie off the extremity of a point of land near Itrigil. W. N. W. from the Maidens, and about 2 miles from shore, is a rock, called Skeratt, always above water; near it is one which dries at half-ebb; and further N. N. W. J N. distant half a mile from Skeratt, is another, drying at halfebb; this lies between Skeratt and Copnahow Head. The shore from Macleod's Maidens to Copnahow Head, a distance of 4 miles, is all rocky and steep-to. The stream here is scarce perceptible. It is high water at 0 o'clock, full and change; spring-tides rise 11 feet, neap 5 or 6. From Copnahow Head the coast...

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