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.
- Coast Pilot 1 - Atlantic Coast: Eastport, ME to Provincetown, MA including the coasts of Maine, New Hampshire & Massachusetts.
- Coast Pilot 2 - Atlantic Coast: Cape Code, MA to Sandy Hook, NJ including the coasts of Rhode Island, Connecticut & New York State.
- Coast Pilot 3 - Atlantic Coast: Sandy Hook, NJ to Cape Henry, VA including Delaware Bay & Chesapeake Bay.
- Coast Pilot 4 - Atlantic Coast: Cape Henry, VA to Key West, FL
- Coast Pilot 5 - Gulf of Mexico: Key West, FL to the Rio Grande, including Puerto Rico & the Virgin Islands.
- Coast Pilot 6 - Great Lakes: Lakes Michigan, Superior, Huron, Erie & Ontario, their connecting waters and the St. Lawrence River.
- Coast Pilot 7 - Pacific Coast: Coasts of California, Oregon & Washington, and includes Hawaii and other United States Territories in the South Pacific.
- Coast Pilot 8 - Alaska: Panhandle of Alaska - Dixon Enterprise to Cape Spencer.
- Coast Pilot 9 - Alaska: Pacific and Arctic coasts of Alaska from Cape Spencer to the Beaufort Sea.