Reed's New guide book to the local marine board examinations of masters and mates for certificates of competency (Google eBook)

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Page 63 - ... to show an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 10 points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light from right ahead to 2 points abaft the beam on the port side, and of such a character as to be visible at a distance of at least 2 miles.
Page 63 - All vessels, whether steam- vessels or sail- vessels, when at anchor in roadsteads or fairways, shall, between sunset and sunrise, exhibit where it can best be seen, but at a height not exceeding twenty feet above the hull, a white light in a globular lantern of eight inches in diameter, and so constructed as to show a clear, uniform, and unbroken light, visible all around the horizon, and at a distance of at least one mile.
Page 8 - ... Home Trade Passenger Ship, goes to sea as such master or mate, without being at the time entitled to and possessed of such Certificate as the Act requires, or who employs any person as master, or first, second or only mate of any Foreign-going ship, or as master or first or only mate of any Home Trade Passenger ship...
Page 10 - In SEAMANSHIP. — He must give satisfactory answers as to the rigging and unrigging of ships, stowing of holds, &c. ; must understand the measurement of the log-line, glass, and lead-line ; be conversant with the rule of the road, as regards both steamers and sailing vessels, and the lights carried by them.
Page 63 - All Sea-going Vessels when at anchor in roadsteads or fairways, shall between sunset and sunrise exhibit where it can best be seen, but at a height not exceeding 20 feet above the hull, a White Light in a Globular Lantern of 8 inches in diameter, and so constructed as to show a clear, uniform, and unbroken light all round the horizon, at a distance of at least 1 mile.
Page 13 - If the applicant passes, he will receive a document from the examiner, which will entitle him to receive his certificate of competency from the shipping master at the port to which he has directed it to be forwarded. If his testimonials have been sent to the registrar to be verified, they will be returned with his certificate.
Page 63 - On the starboard side a green light so constructed as to show an uniform and unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 10 points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light from right ahead to 2 points abaft the beam...
Page 8 - A certificate of competency for a foreign-going ship shall be deemed to be of a higher grade than the corresponding certificate for a home-trade...
Page 67 - ... 12. — Very frequent and serious loss falls on Merchants on the upper part of cargoes, particularly in vessels that bring Wheat, Corn, Tobacco, Oil Cake, &c.
Page 10 - ... able to correct the sun's declination for longitude, and find his latitude by meridian altitude of the sun ; and work such other easy problems of a like nature as may be put to him. He must understand the use of the sextant, and be able to observe with it, and read off the arc.

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