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PORT OF IIOKITIKA SIGNALS.

1. Ball and red flag at tho mast head . high water, take the bar. 2. Ball and blue il»g, half mast : Half flood, wait for tide. When the bur may safely be attempted at half tide, whether flood or ebb, the red flag will be at the mast head over the ball, denoting the state of tide. 3. Ball on the tower mast cap, and whito flag : Ebb tide, bar dangoioui. 4. No signal : Do not attempt tho bar. 5. Red painted arm, pointed to tho right-hand, entering from seaward ; More to tho south. 6. The other arm, pointed to the loft hand, entering from seaward : Moro to the north. 7. Tho arms up aud down with the mast : As you goWhen more than one vessel is crossing Die bar, the foTOmoit vessel will be piloted in, the others following in her wako. On a movable pole in front of the signal ro.iat, the two in one showing tho fairway, will be hoisted (if necessary) to show the sot of the current on the, bar. thus :—: — A red and white pendant — to the Northward ; A Bqnare yellow flag— -to the SoulLward.

On the flagstaff not in use for the piloting signals! at high water the depth in feet on tho bar will bo denoted by Marryatt's code. A red light is hoisted on the signal mast on tho south spit each night, visible at from three to four miles. There will be on anchor and chain, and line attached, on the South Spit, and boat and boat's crew in readiness at high water, every tide, to assist any vessel coining over tho bar. When the bar is only fit for steamers to take, a red flag will be hoisted on the north flagstaff. When for sailing vessels, a red flag and ball. Masters of vessels are particularly repuested to attend to the small tidal flag on tho spit, ns tho small tidal flag and the large flag in ono takes them over the bar.

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PORT OF lIOKITIKA SIGNALS., West Coast Times, Issue 34, 22 August 1865

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PORT OF lIOKITIKA SIGNALS. West Coast Times, Issue 34, 22 August 1865

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