No. However, the former superintendent of pilots at Sydney, Nova Scotia, the late Captain Norman Noel, held a master's coasting certificate issued before the Canada Shipping Act, 1934, came into force. This form of certificate, which is no longer issued, enabled the holder to sail as master of a ship of Canadian registry anywhere on the coasts of North America excepting only voyages through the Bering strait, and anywhere on the coasts of South America as far south as 40 degrees south latitude. The holder of such a certificate retained the rights and privileges thereof after the Canada Shipping Act came into force, but the same privileges required thereafter the holding of a foreign-going certificate.
Subtopic: SYDNEY PILOTAGE DISTRICT