along the coast: We sailed coastwise for days before finding a harbor.
following the coast.
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How to use coastwise in a sentence
Enrollment is the term used to describe the registry of a vessel engaged in coastwise or inland navigation or commerce.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
So much for that terrible gale from the Gulf, which, as we afterward learned, did much damage to coastwise shipping.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2 | Ida May Hill Starr
When he had his money, he rose to go, to catch the coastwise steamer which touched the Inlet's head that afternoon.The Hidden Places | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Therefore, a coastwise schooner harbors only transients, for whom the fo'cas'le is merely a shelter between watches.Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
Like occurrences took place at other coastwise towns; and, in every case, the militia proved powerless to check the enemy.The Naval History of the United States | Willis J. Abbot.