A location defined by navigational coordinates, especially as part of a planned route.


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OBSTRUCTION

An object such as a wreck, net, etc., which blocks a fairway, route, etc.

WAY-LANDING

An intermediate stop along the route of a steamboat.

INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY

An inside protected route for small craft and small commercial vessels extending through New Jersey; from Norfolk, Virginia to Key West, Florida; across Florida from St. Lucie Inlet to Fort Myers, Charlotte Harbor, Tampa Bay, and Tarpon Springs; and from Carabelle, Florida, to Brownsville, Texas. Some portions are in exposed waters; some portions are very limited in depth.

LATERAL SYSTEM

A system of aids to navigation in which characteristics of buoys and beacons indicate the sides of the channel or route relative to a conventional direction of buoyage (usually upstream).

TACK

A leg of the route of a sailing vessel, particularly in relation to tacking and to starboard tack and port tack .

DEEP SEA TRADE

The traffic route of both cargo and passenger vessels which are regularly engaged on the high seas or on long voyages.

TRAMP SHIP

vessel that does not operate along a definite route on fixed schedule, but calls at any port where cargo is available.

BACKHAUL

To haul a shipment back over part of a route which it has alread

DEEP WATER ROUTE

A route for deep draft vessels within defined limits which has been accurately surveyed for clearance of sea bottom and submerged obstacles as indicated on the chart.

TRAFFIC LANE

A one-way route which vessels have to comply with within a traffic separation scheme

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