Just past the breakwater, the harbor pilot was taken off the lead ship.
It is also a common award to those who are qualified as harbor pilots.
These vessels also had to be fast, for harbor pilots competed with each other for business.
The ship was cleared for departure, and a harbor pilot came aboard.
The yacht captain and the harbor pilot were up on the bridge with the quartermaster.
It is also the most common loading berth for harbor pilots.
Traffic was heavy, and Cabrillo ordered slow speed in preparation of taking on the harbor pilot.
The harbor pilot had come out on one of the tugs.
The launch meant to pick up the harbor pilot had no choice but to chase in the freighter's wake.
"You know what's going to happen," said a man in his 50's who works on the river, transporting harbor pilots.