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United States 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.

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.

Notice: Incomplete and otherwise inaccurate reproductions of United States
Coast Pilot are being sold on the commercial market

U.S. Coast Pilot now offers completely updated publications every week.

To increase efficiency and timeliness, Coast Pilot updates will only be posted on this website,
and no longer be included in the Coast Guard Local Notice to Mariners.

To download the weekly updates and the latest edition, select the appropriate book cover.
Please report a discrepancy or provide additional information for updating the Coast Pilot.

Purchase Printed Coast Pilots


Coast Pilot 1 covers the coasts of Maine, New Hampshire, and part of Massachusetts, from Eastport, ME to Provincetown, MA.


Coast Pilot 1
47th Edition, 2017


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.


Coast Pilot 2
47th Edition, 2018

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


Coast Pilot 3
50th Edition, 2017
Coast Pilot 4 covers the Atlantic coast from Cape Henry, VA to Key West, FL.


Coast Pilot 4
49th Edition, 2017
cp5 Coast Pilot 5 covers the Gulf of Mexico from Key West, FL to the Rio Grande, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.


Coast Pilot 5
45th Edition, 2017
Coast Pilot 6 covers the Great Lakes system, including Lakes Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan, and Superior, their connecting waters, and the St. Lawrence River.


Coast Pilot 6
47th Edition, 2017
Coast Pilot 7 covers the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington, and includes Hawaii and other United States territories in the South Pacific.


Coast Pilot 7
49th Edition, 2017
Coast Pilot 8 covers the panhandle section of Alaska between the south boundary and Cape Spencer.


Coast Pilot 8
39th Edition, 2017
Coast Pilot 9 covers the Pacific and Arctic coasts of Alaska from Cape Spencer to the Beaufort Sea.
Coast Pilot 9
35th Edition, 2017
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