Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading

Day Beacon

Day Beacon means an unlighted fixed structure which is equipped with a dayboard for daytime identification.

What is Day Beacon?

A day beacon (sometimes "daybeacon") is an unlighted nautical sea mark. A signboard identifying it is called a day mark.[1] Day beacons typically mark channels whose key points are marked by lighted buoys. They may also mark smaller navigable routes in their entirety. They are the most common navigation aid in shallow water, as they are relatively inexpensive to install and maintain. Navigation around them is similar to that around other navigation aids.