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U.S. Coast Pilot

What is the U.S. Coast Pilot®?

The United States Coast Pilot® consists of a series of nautical books that cover a variety of information important to navigators of coastal and intracoastal waters and the Great Lakes. Issued in nine volumes, they contain supplemental information that is difficult to portray on a nautical chart. As for aids to navigation, charts are limited in what can be shown by symbols and abbreviations regarding channels, hazards, winds and currents, restricted areas, port facilities, pilotage service, and many other types of information needed by a navigator for safe and efficient navigation. These deficiencies are remedied by the Coast Pilots published by National Ocean Service (NOS). U.S. Coast Pilots are published in nine volumes to cover the waters of the U.S. and it's possessions. They are of great value to a navigator when used with charts of an area both during the planning stage of a voyage and in the actual transit of the area. Coast Pilots books are printed on demand by Paradise Cay Publications, Inc. we always use the most up-to-date information as presented by NOAA at the time of printing.

U.S. Coast Pilot Topics

Topics in the Coast Pilot include channel descriptions, anchorages, bridge and cable clearances, currents, tide and water levels, prominent features, pilotage, towage, weather, ice conditions, wharf descriptions, dangers, routes, traffic separation schemes, small-craft facilities, and Federal regulations applicable to navigation.

Coast Pilot books are Print-On-Demand. The editions are released throughout the calendar year. Paradise Cay always provides the most recent edition when you order. See the list below for release dates.

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UPDATE SCHEDULE FOR COAST PILOTS:

  • CP1 - March 
  • CP2 - October 
  • CP3 - December 
  • CP4 - September 
  • CP5 - Feb 
  • CP6 - April 
  • CP7 - May 
  • CP8 - July
  • CP9 - August 

 

IHP_CP5
$35.00  
Paperback, 8.5 x 11

Coast Pilot 5 - covers the Gulf of Mexico from Key West, FL to the Rio Grande, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

An amalgamated version of Navigation Rules is now included in the back of each Coast Pilot book.

Next Edition Due: Feb

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IHP_CP7
$35.00  
Paperback, 8.5 x 11, Next Edition: MAY 2020

NOTE: THERE ARE PLANS FOR U.S Coast Pilot 7 to be divided into two editions in the spring 2020 due to its large size. See Full Description for details.

 

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IHP_CP2
$35.00  
Paperback, 8.5 x 11

Coast Pilot 2 - covers the Atlantic coast from Cape Cod, MA to Sandy Hook, NJ, including the coasts of Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. An amalgamated vesion of Navigation Rules is included in each Coast Pilot book.

NEXT EDITION DUE: October

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IHP_CP4
$35.00  
Paperback, USCG, 8.5 x 11

Coast Pilot 4 - covers the Atlantic coast from Cape Henry, VA to Key West, FL.

An amalgamated version of Navigation Rules is now included in the back of each Coast Pilot book.

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IHP_CP8
$35.00  
Paperback, 8.5 x 11

Coast Pilot 8 - covers the panhandle section of Alaska between the south boundary and Cape Spencer.

An amalgamated version of Navigation Rules is now included in the back of each Coast Pilot book.

Next edition due: July

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IHP_CP9
$35.00  
Paperback, 8.5 x 11

NOAA Coast Pilot 9 - covers the Pacific and Arctic coasts of Alaska from Cape Spencer to the Beaufort Sea.

An amalgamated version of Navigation Rules is now included in the back of each Coast Pilot book.

Next edition: August

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IHP_CP1
$35.00  
Paperback, 8.5 x 11

Coast Pilot 1  -  Covers the coasts of Maine, New Hampshire, and part of Massachusetts, from Eastport, ME to Provincetown, MA. An amalgamated version of Navigation Rules is now included in the back of each Coast Pilot book.

Next edition: March 

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IHP_CP3
$35.00  
Paperback, 8.5 x 11

Coast Pilot 3 - covers the Atlantic coast from Sandy Hook, NJ to Cape Henry, VA, including Delaware Bay and Chesapeake Bay.

An amalgamated version of Navigation Rules is now included in the back of each Coast Pilot book.

 

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IHP_CP6
$35.00  
Paperback, 8.5 x 11

Coast Pilot 6 - covers the Great Lakes system, including Lakes Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan, and Superior, their connecting waters, and the St. Lawrence River.

An amalgamated version of Navigation Rules is now included in the back of each Coast Pilot book.

Next Edition Due: April

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