United states coast pilot
From AMS Glossary
United States Coast Pilot
A multivolume set of sailing directions published by the National Ocean Service that covers a wide variety of information important to navigators of U.S. coastal and intracoastal waters, and waters of the Great Lakes.
Most of this information cannot be shown graphically on the standard nautical charts and is not readily available elsewhere. This information includes navigation regulations, outstanding landmarks, channel and anchorage peculiarities, dangers, weather, ice, currents, and port facilities. Each Coast Pilot is corrected through Notices to Mariners issued subsequent to the date of original publication.