In approaching the Tees from the southward, masters of vessels must take care to run in with the lights near Seaton Carew in a line bearing N.W. 3/4 W. that direction affording a safe offing off the Salt Scar rocks, until the lights upon the Bran Sand are brought into line bearing S.S.W. 3/4 W. when they will have arrived at the fairway buoy: then steer to the southward with the Bran Sand lights on with each other until the floating light shall bear S.W. 3/4W. when that course may be steered by the river, observing that anchorage must be taken up to the southward of the floating light vessel, and care taken not to foul her moorings, or to fall into collision with her.
To cross the Tees Bar from the northward, the lights upon the Bran Sand will first be available, the Seaton lights in a line serving to mark an arrival at the fairway buoy, when the foregoing directons will be applicable.
The History & Antiquity of Cleveland. John Walker Ord. 1846