Since the Light List is such an important publication for the
Quartermaster, and because you will no doubt use it frequently, we will
review it in greater detail here.
Light List for the United States and its possessions, including the
Intracoastal Waterway, the western rivers, and the Great Lakes for both
the United States and Canadian waters, are published annually by the
U.S. Coast Guard in six volumes.
Each volume provides information on ATONs within a specific area of
the country; for example, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, describes aids to
navigation from St. Croix River, Maine, to Toms River, New Jersey.
Volume VI, Pacific Coast and Pacific Islands describes aids to
navigation on the Pacific Coast and outlying islands and so on.
The aids are listed such that seacoast aids appear first, followed by
entrance and harbor aids from seaward to the head of navigation. Light
List Numbers (LLNR) are assigned to all ATONs to facilitate reference
in the Light List and to resolve ambiguity when referencing ATONs.
Table 4-1 explains the page layout of the Light List.
Table 4-1. Sample of Light List