bell buoy


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bell buoy

[′bel ‚bȯi]
(navigation)
A channel buoy with a bell which rings as the buoy swings in the waves, usually marking rocks or shoals.
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Over and again, I find myself where slimy weed drapes the rocks, the bell buoy pings, the lighthouse strobes, seals bark; drowning in a roaring maelstrom of memories as I never drowned in the sea.
In bad weather, navigators are helped by the foghorn on Tynemouth pier and the bell buoy off South Shields.
The foghorn on the north pier and the bell buoy to the south will guide him away from the Black Middens.