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Notice to Mariners.
LIGHT, FLAT-TOP ISLAND, PIONEER
ON and after this date, the Temporary
Light on Plat-Top Island-off the entrance to the Pioneer River-will be
replaced by a fixed Dioptric Light of the 4th Order. The light stands at an elevation of 174 feet above high water, and in fine weather is visible from a distance of about 19 miles. It will be seen as a white light between the bearings of S. by W. southerly and N.'.V. westerly,-except where the light
is intercepted by Round-Top Island, between ' the bearipgs of N. 64* and 58' W.-and as a j red light between the bearings of N.W. westerly, and N. by E. northerly.
Vessels from the northward, after passing m Island and opening out the white light, will be clear of the shoal water off Shoal Water Point, the reet off Rocky Islet, and the detached reef between that Islet and Flat-Top Island, while the light is in sight ;
while vessels from the southward also will
be clear of the reef off Hay Poiüt, while within the south-western edge of the sector
of white lisrht.
G. P. HEATH, Commander R.N.,
Department of Ports and Harbours, j
Brisbane, 26th September, 1878. J
NOTE.-Since the above notice was pub- lished, Staff-Commander Bedwell, R.N., the' Admiralty Surveyor, has leported having found a 3-fathom patch lying N.W. 6£ miles ?from Slade Point. As this shoal is within the sector of white light, a red shade will shortly be placed so as to colour 10* of arc on the western side of the sector, and thus still allow the white light to lead in clear of all danger.
G, P. H.