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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter APart 7 → Subject Group


Title 46: Shipping
PART 7—BOUNDARY LINES


Atlantic Coast

§7.10   Eastport, ME to Cape Ann, MA.

(a) A line drawn from the easternmost extremity of Kendall Head to latitude 44°5445 N. longitude 66°5830 W.; thence to the range marker located in approximate position latitude 44°5145 N. longitude 66°59 W.

(b) A line drawn from West Quoddy Head Light to latitude 44°48.5 N. longitude 66°56.4 W. (Sail Rock Lighted Whistle Buoy “1”); thence to latitude 44°37.5 N. longitude 67°09.8 W. (Little River Lighted Whistle Buoy “2LR”); thence to latitude 44°14.5 N. longitude 67°57.2 W. (Frenchman Bay Approach Lighted Whistle Buoy “FB”); thence to Mount Desert Light; thence to Matinicus Rock Light; thence to Monhegan Island Light; thence to latitude 43°31.6 N. longitude 70°05.5 W. (Portland Lighted Horn Buoy “P”); thence to Boon Island Light; thence to latitude 42°37.9 N. longitude 70°31.2 W. (Cape Ann Lighted Whistle Buoy “2”).

§7.15   Massachusetts Bay, MA.

A line drawn from latitude 42°37.9 N. longitude 70°31.2 W. (Cape Ann Lighted Whistle Buoy “2”) to latitude 42°22.7 N. longitude 70°47.0 W. (Boston Lighted Horn Buoy “B”); thence to Race Point Light.

§7.20   Nantucket Sound, Vineyard Sound, Buzzards Bay, Narragansett Bay, MA, Block Island Sound and easterly entrance to Long Island Sound, NY.

(a) A line drawn from Chatham Light to latitude 41°36.1 N. longitude 69°51.1 W. (Pollack Rip Entrance Lighted Horn Buoy “PR”); thence to latitude 41°26.0 N. longitude 69°46.2 W. (Great Round Shoal Channel Lighted Buoy “2”); thence to Sankaty Head Light.

(b) A line drawn from the westernmost extremity of Nantucket Island to the southwesternmost extremity of Wasque Point, Chappaquiddick Island.

(c) A line drawn from Gay Head Light to Block Island Southeast Light; thence to Montauk Point Light on the easterly end of Long Island.

§7.25   Montauk Point, NY to Atlantic Beach, NY.

(a) A line drawn from Shinnecock East Breakwater Light to Shinnecock West Breakwater Light.

(b) A line drawn from Moriches Inlet East Breakwater Light to Moriches Inlet West Breakwater Light.

(c) A line drawn from Fire Island Inlet Breakwater Light 348° true to the southernmost extremity of the spit of land at the western end of Oak Beach.

(d) A line drawn from Jones Inlet Light 322° true across the southwest tangent of the island on the north side of Jones Inlet to the shoreline.

§7.30   New York Harbor, NY.

A line drawn from East Rockaway Inlet Breakwater Light to Ambrose Light; thence to Highlands Light (north tower).

§7.35   Sandy Hook, NJ to Cape May, NJ.

(a) A line drawn from Shark River Inlet North Breakwater Light “2” to Shark River Inlet South Breakwater Light “1”.

(b) A line drawn from Manasquan Inlet North Breakwater Light to Manasquan Inlet South Breakwater Light.

(c) A line drawn along the submerged Barnegat Inlet North Breakwater to Barnegat Inlet North Breakwater Light “2”; thence to Barnegat Inlet Light “5”; thence along the submerged Barnegat Inlet South Breakwater to shore.

(d) A line drawn from the seaward tangent of Long Beach Island to the seaward tangent of Pullen Island across Beach Haven and Little Egg Inlets.

(e) A line drawn from the seaward tangent of Pullen Island to the seaward tangent of Brigantine Island across Brigantine Inlet.

(f) A line drawn from the seaward extremity of Absecon Inlet North Jetty to Atlantic City Light.

(g) A line drawn from the southernmost point of Longport at latitude 39°18.2 N. longitude 74°32.2 W. to the northeasternmost point of Ocean City at latitude 39°17.6 N. longitude 74°33.1 W. across Great Egg Harbor Inlet.

(h) A line drawn parallel with the general trend of the seaward, highwater shoreline across Corson Inlet.

(i) A line formed by the centerline of the Townsend Inlet Highway Bridge.

(j) A line formed by the shoreline of Seven Mile Beach and Hereford Inlet Light.

§7.40   Delaware Bay and tributaries.

A line drawn from Cape May Inlet East Jetty Light to latitude 38°55.8 N. longitude 74°51.4 W. (Cape May Harbor Inlet Lighted Bell Buoy “2CM”); thence to latitude 38°48.9 N. longitude 75°02.3 W. (Delaware Bay Entrance Channel Lighted Buoy “8”); thence to the northernmost extremity of Cape Henlopen.

§7.45   Cape Henlopen, DE to Cape Charles, VA.

(a) A line drawn from the easternmost extremity of Indian River Inlet North Jetty to latitude 38°36.5 N. longitude 75°02.8 W. (Indian River Inlet Lighted Gong Buoy “1”); thence to Indian River Inlet South Jetty Light.

(b) A line drawn from Ocean City Inlet Light “6” to latitude 38°19.4 N. longitude 75°05.0 W. (Ocean City Inlet Entrance Lighted Buoy “4”); thence to latitude 38°19.3 N. longitude 75°05.1 W. (Ocean City Inlet Entrance Lighted Buoy “5”); thence to the easternmost extremity of the south breakwater.

(c) A line drawn from Assateague Beach Tower Light to latitude 37°50.2 N. longitude 75°24.9 W. (Chincoteague Inlet Lighted Bell Buoy “CI”); thence to the tower charted at latitude 37°52.6 N. longitude 75°26.7 W.

(d) A line drawn from the southernmost extremity of Cedar Island to latitude 37°34.7 N. longitude 75°36.0 W. (Wachapreague Inlet Entrance Lighted Buoy “1”); thence due south to shore at Parramore Beach.

(e) A line drawn from the seaward tangent of Parramore Beach to the lookout tower on the northern end of Hog Island chartered in approximate position latitude 37°27.2 N. longitude 75°40.5 W.

§7.50   Chesapeake Bay and tributaries.

A line drawn from Cape Charles Light to latitude 36°56.8 N. longitude 75°55.1 W. (North Chesapeake Entrance Lighted Gong Buoy “NCD”); thence to latitude 36°54.8 N. longitude 75°55.6 W. (Chesapeake Bay Entrance Lighted Bell Buoy “CBC”); thence to latitude 36°55.0 N. longitude 75°58.0 W. (Cape Henry Buoy “1”); thence to Cape Henry Light.

§7.55   Cape Henry, VA to Cape Fear, NC.

(a) A line drawn from Rudee Inlet Jetty Light “2” to latitude 36°50 N. longitude 75°56.7 W.; thence to Rudee Inlet Jetty Light “1”.

(b) A line drawn from Bodie Island Light to latitude 35°49.3 N. longitude 75°31.9 W.; thence to Oregon Inlet Jetty Light.

(c) A line drawn from Hatteras Inlet Light 255° true to the eastern end of Ocracoke Island.

(d) A line drawn from the westernmost extremity of Ocracoke Island at latitude 35°04 N. longitude 76°00.8 W. to the northeasternmost extremity of Portsmouth Island at latitude 35°03.7 N. longitude 76°02.3 W.

(e) A line drawn across Drum Inlet parallel with the general trend of the seaward, highwater shoreline.

(f) A line drawn from the southernmost extremity of Cape Lookout to latitude 34°38.4 N. longitude 76°40.6 W.; thence to the seaward extremity of the Beaufort Inlet west jetty.

(g) A line drawn from the seaward extremity of Masonboro Inlet north jetty to latitude 34°10.3 N. longitude 77°48.0 W.; thence to the beach in approximate position latitude 34°10 N. longitude 77°49.4 W.

[CGD 81-058, 50 FR 25230, June 18, 1985, as amended by USCG-2009-0702, 74 FR 49224, Sept. 25, 2009; USCG-2013-0671, 78 FR 60144, Sept. 30, 2013]

§7.60   Cape Fear, NC to Sullivans Island, SC.

(a) A line drawn from the southernmost extremity to Cape Fear to latitude 33°49.5 N. longitude 78°03.7 W. (Cape Fear River Entrance Lighted Bell Buoy “2CF”); thence to Oak Island Light.

(b) A line drawn from the southernmost extremity of Bird Island at approximate position latitude 33°51.2 N. longitude 78°32.6 W. to latitude 33°50.3 N. longitude 78°32.5 W. (Little River Inlet Entrance Lighted Whistle Buoy “2LR”); thence to the northeasternmost extremity of Waties Island at approximate position latitude 33°51.2 N. longitude 78°33.6 W.

(c) A line drawn from the seaward extremity of Murrells Inlet north jetty to latitude 33°31.5 N. longitude 79°01.6 W. (Murrells Inlet Lighted Bell Buoy “MI”); thence to Murrells Inlet South Jetty Light.

(d) A line drawn from Georgetown Light to latitude 33°11.6 N. longitude 79°05.4 W. (Winyah Bay Lighted Bell Buoy “2WB”); thence to the southernmost extremity of Sand Island.

§7.65   Charleston Harbor, SC.

A line drawn from Charleston Light on Sullivans Island to latitude 32°40.7 N. longitude 79°42.9 W. (Charleston Lighted Whistle Buoy “2C”); thence to a point on Folly Island at latitude 32°41.0 N. longitude 79°53.2 W.

[USCG-2010-0759, 75 FR 60001, Sept. 29, 2010]

§7.70   Folly Island, SC to Hilton Head Island, SC.

(a) A line drawn from the southernmost extremity of Folly Island to latitude 32°35 N. longitude 79°58.2 W. (Stono Inlet Lighted Whistle Buoy “1S”); thence to Kiawah Island bearing approximately 307° true.

(b) A line drawn from the southernmost extremity of Kiawah Island to latitude 32°31 N. longitude 80°07.8 W. (North Edisto River Entrance Lighted Whistle Buoy “2NE”); thence to Botany Bay Island in approximate position latitude 32°33.1 N. longitude 80°12.7 W.

(c) A line drawn from the microwave antenna tower on Edisto Beach charted in approximate position latitude 32°29.3 N. longitude 80°19.2 W. across St. Helena Sound to the abandoned lighthouse tower on Hunting Island charted in approximate position latitude 32°22.5 N. longitude 80°26.5 W.

(d) A line drawn from the abandoned lighthouse on Hunting Island in approximate position latitude 32°22.5 N. longitude 80°26.2 W. to latitude 32°18 N. longitude 80°25 W.; thence to the standpipe on Fripp Island in approximate position latitude 32°19 N. longitude 80°28.7 W.

(e) A line drawn from the westernmost extremity of Bull Point on Capers Island to latitude 32°04.8 N. longitude 80°34.9 W. (Port Royal Sound Lighted Whistle Buoy “2PR”); thence to the easternmost extremity of Hilton Head at latitude 32°13.2 N. longitude 80°40.1 W.

§7.75   Savannah River/Tybee Roads.

A line drawn from the southwesternmost extremity of Braddock Point to latitude 31°58.3 N. longitude 80°44.1 W. (Tybee Lighted Whistle Buoy “T”); thence to the southeasternmost extremity of Little Tybee Island bearing approximately 269° true.

§7.80   Tybee Island, GA to St. Simons Island, GA.

(a) A line drawn from the southernmost extremity of Savannah Beach on Tybee Island 255° true across Tybee Inlet to the shore of Little Tybee Island south of the entrance to Buck Hammock Creek.

(b) A line drawn from the southernmost extremity of Little Tybee Island at Beach Hammock to the easternmost extremity of Wassaw Island.

(c) A line drawn from Wassaw Island in approximate position latitude 31°52.5 N. longitude 80°58.5 W. to latitude 31°48.3 N. longitude 80°56.8 W. (Ossabaw Sound North Channel Buoy “OS”); thence to latitude 31°39.3 N. longitude 81°02.3 W. (St. Catherines Sound Buoy “St. C.”); thence to latitude 31°31.2 N. longitude 81°03.8 W. (Sapelo Sound Buoy “S”); thence to the easternmost extremity of Blackbeard Island at Northeast Point.

(d) A line drawn from the southernmost extremity of Blackbeard Island to latitude 31°19.4 N. longitude 81°11.5 W. (Doboy Sound Lighted Buoy “D”); thence to latitude 31°04.1 N. longitude 81°16.7 W. (St. Simons Lighted Whistle Buoy “ST S”).

§7.85   St. Simons Island, GA to Little Talbot Island, FL.

(a) A line drawn from latitude 31°04.1 N. longitude 81°16.7 W. (St. Simons Lighted Whistle Buoy “ST S”) to latitude 30°42.7 N. longitude 81°19.0 W. (St. Mary's Entrance Lighted Whistle Buoy “1”); thence to Amelia Island Light.

(b) A line drawn from the southernmost extremity of Amelia Island to latitude 30°29.4 N. longitude 81°22.9 W. (Nassau Sound Approach Buoy “6A”); thence to the northeasternmost extremity of Little Talbot Island.

§7.90   St. Johns River, FL.

A line drawn from the southeasternmost extremity of Little Talbot (Spike) Island to latitude 30°23.8 N. longitude 81°20.3 W. (St. Johns Lighted Whistle Buoy “2 STJ”); thence to St. Johns Light.

§7.95   St. Johns Point, FL to Miami Beach, FL.

(a) A line drawn from the seaward extremity of St. Augustine Inlet north jetty to latitude 29°55 N. longitude 81°15.3 W. (St. Augustine Lighted Whistle Buoy “ST. A.”); thence to the seaward extremity of St. Augustine Inlet south jetty.

(b) A line formed by the centerline of the highway bridge over Matanzas Inlet.

(c) A line drawn from the seaward extremity of Ponce de Leon Inlet north jetty to latitude 29°04.7 N. longitude 80°54 W. (Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighted Bell Buoy “2”); thence to Ponce de Leon Inlet Approach Light.

(d) A line drawn from Canaveral Harbor Approach Channel Range Front Light to latitude 28°23.7 N. longitude 80°32.2 W. (Canaveral Bight Wreck Lighted Buoy “WR6”); thence to the radio tower on Canaveral Peninsula in approximate position latitude 28°22.9 N. longitude 80°36.6 W.

(e) A line drawn across the seaward extremity of the Sebastian Inlet Jetties.

(f) A line drawn from the seaward extremity of the Fort Pierce Inlet North Jetty to latitude 27°28.5 N. longitude 80°16.2 W. (Fort Pierce Inlet Lighted Whistle Buoy “2”); thence to the tank located in approximate position latitude 27°27.2 N. longitude 80°17.2 W.

(g) A line drawn from the seaward extremity of St. Lucie Inlet north jetty to latitude 27°10 N. longitude 80°08.4 W. (St. Lucie Inlet Entrance Lighted Whistle Buoy “2”); thence to Jupiter Island bearing approximately 180° true.

(h) A line drawn from the seaward extremity of Jupiter Inlet North Jetty to the northeast extremity of the concrete apron on the south side of Jupiter Inlet.

(i) A line drawn from the seaward extremity of Lake Worth Inlet North Jetty to latitude 26°46.4 N. longitude 80°01.5 W. (Lake Worth Inlet Lighted Bell Buoy “2LW”); thence to Lake Worth Inlet Lighted Buoy “3”; thence to the seaward extremity of Lake Worth Inlet South Jetty.

(j) A line drawn across the seaward extremity of the Boynton Inlet Jetties.

(k) A line drawn from Boca Raton Inlet North Jetty Light “2” to Boca Raton Inlet South Jetty Light “1”.

(l) A line drawn from Hillsboro Inlet Light to Hillsboro Inlet Entrance Light “2”; thence to Hillsboro Inlet Entrance Light “1”; thence west to the shoreline.

(m) A line drawn from the tower located in approximate position latitude 26°06.9 N. longitude 80°06.4 W. to latitude 26°05.5 N. longitude 80°04.8 W. (Port Everglades Lighted Whistle Buoy “1”); thence to the signal tower located in approximate position latitude 26°05.5 N. longitude 80°06.5 W.

(n) A line drawn from the seaward extremity of Bakers Haulover Inlet north jetty 090° true to longitude 80°07.2 W.; thence to the seaward extremity of Bakers Haulover Inlet south jetty.

§7.100   Florida Reefs and Keys from Miami, FL to Marquesas Keys, FL.

(a) A line drawn from the tower located in approximate position latitude 25°46.7 N. longitude 80°08 W. to latitude 25°46.1 N. longitude 80°05.0 W. (Miami Lighted Whistle Buoy “M”); thence to Fowey Rocks Light (latitude 25°35.4 N. longitude 80°05.8 W.); thence to Pacific Reef Light (latitude 25°22.3 N. longitude 80°08.5 W.) thence to Carysfort Reef Light (latitude 25°13.3 N. longitude 80°12.7 W.); thence to Molasses Reef Light “10” (latitude 25°00.7 N. longitude 80°22.6 W.); thence to Alligator Reef Light (latitude 24°51.1 N. longitude 80°37.1 W.); thence to Tennessee Reef Light (latitude 24°44.7 N. longitude 80°46.9 W.); thence to Sombrero Key Light (latitude 24°37.6 N. longitude 81°06.6 W.); thence to American Shoal Light (latitude 24°31.5 N. longitude 81°31.2 W.); thence to latitude 24°27.7 N. longitude 81°48.1 W. (Key West Entrance Lighted Whistle Buoy); thence to Cosgrove Shoal Light (latitude 24°27.5 N. longitude 82°11.2 W.); thence due north to a point 12 miles from the baseline from which the territorial sea is measured in approximate position latitude 24°47.5 N. longitude 82°11.2 W.

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