Piloting Directions for the Gulf of Finland

John William Norie (1772 - 1843)

Norie's series of piloting and sailing directions was something of a staple in the chart-room of 19th century British (and other) merchant vessels. The description of landmarks and ports, as well as the rules and regulations provide another viewpoint to an earlier age. Please note that these piloting directions are rather completely out of date. They are given here for purposes of historical interest only, and should not be used for navigation purposes. (Summary by P Hirvonen)

Genre(s): Travel & Geography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 1 - Description of the Towns &c., in the Gulf of Finland Pentti Hirvonen
Play 02 2 - Lists of Standing Beacons and Light-Houses Pentti Hirvonen
Play 03 3 - Directions for Sailing Up the Gulf of Finland Pentti Hirvonen
Play 04 4 - The Passage to the Southward of Hoogland, and to Narva, &c Anna Simon
Play 05 5 - From Hoogland to Aspo and Fredrickshamn MaryAnn
Play 06 6 - Observations by a Commander of a British Merchant-Ship Ted Garvin
Play 07 7 - Regulations and Orders Anna Simon