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Item Type : Feature
Domain : Unspecified
AlphaCode : BCNCAR
FeatureName: Beacon, cardinal
Alias : BCNCAR
CamelCase : Unspecified
Use Type : Geographic
Definition : A cardinal beacon is used in conjunction with the compass to indicate where the mariner may find the best navigable water. It is placed in one of the four quadrants (North, East, South and West), bounded by inter-cardinal bearings from the point marked.
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Remarks : A beacon is a prominent specially constructed object forming a conspicuous mark as a fixed aid to navigation or for use in hydrographic survey (IHO Dictionary, S-32, 5th Edition, 420). Topmark, light, fog signal, radar reflector and retro-reflector are separate objects.
Management Details
Proposal Type : Addition
Submitting Organization : unknown
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Proposed : 1994-11-01
Accepted : 2000-11-01
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