As soon as they found that the water was shoaling, they would anchor.
I then helped the squire to walk up the shoaling beach, out of the river.
"The water's shoaling rapidly, sir," repeated the second lieutenant.
It would also appear that since Captain King's survey the water has been shoaling hereabouts.
The shoaling indicated by a sounding of 310 fathoms taken in Lat.
To these disadvantages must be added a third, the shoaling of the sea bottom, which compels ships to anchor far off shore.
We stood so close in that the batteries at Belle Isle opened upon us, and shoaling our water, the signal for danger was made.
At the same moment the leadsman in the chains gave his warning cry: “Three fathoms only, and shoaling fast!”
Between the main and this sand, the channel is nine and ten fathoms, and the shoaling is rather fast.
Inshore with shoaling water, the waves had been choppy and spiteful but lacking force of weight.