Meaning Of Boat Whistles
1 LONG: I am directing my course to starboard (right)
1 EXTRA LONG BLAST 8 SECONDS OR MORE: Vessel leaving dock or wharf
1 LONG AND 1 SHORT: Your signal is understood and is satisfactory to me.
1 LONG AND 2 SHORT: Master salute
2 LONG: I am directing my course to port (left)
2 LONG AND 2 SHORT: Call for dispatch to American Locks
3 LONG AND 2 SHORT: Call for dispatch to Canadian Locks
1 SHORT: Cast off lines at dock or in lock
2 SHORT: Stop vessel in lock with winches and propeller
3 SHORT: Vessel moving in fog
3 SHORT: Check speed of your vessel
5 OR MORE SHORT SOUNDED RAPIDLY: DANGER!!!