The Lancaster Port Commission is the Local Light Authority for the River Lune, and the Harbour Master surveys the navigable channel between River Lune No 1 Buoy and the entrance to Glasson Dock regularly; maintaining and deploying port and starboard buoys to reflect the channel’s current position.

Notices to Mariners are issued to promulgate information about buoy position changes and buoy/light casualties, and are distributed via email.  If you wish to receive Notices to Mariners in this way, please send your email address to

The Lancaster Port Commission also publishes an up-to-date Buoy Positions List and a Leisure Passage Plan, copies of which are available from the Port Office.

Active Notices to Mariners, the up-to-date Buoy Positions List and the Leisure Passage Plan are also available to download here.

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