THE QUEENSLAND COAST AND TORRES STRAIT PILOT SERVICE

R. Lloyd Harry

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Abstract: Torres Strait is actually the strait which separates New Guinea from Northern Australia in the vicinity of Cape York, but the term has been loosely extended to include the northern portion of the passage between the Great Barrier Reef and the mainland, until seamen in general and pilots in particular have come to refer to this area as "Torres Strait," or simply "The Straits." Torres Strait proper is some 150 miles in length, extending from Branble Cay in the east to Booby Island in the west, with the Inner Route extending for over 1,000 miles to the southward, the most southerly reefs being near Sandy Cape, which is about the latitude of the port of Gladstone.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 6, Number 2
Pages: 113 - 115
Cite this article: Harry, R. Lloyd, "THE QUEENSLAND COAST AND TORRES STRAIT PILOT SERVICE", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1958, pp. 113-115.
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