Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the Fiscal Year Ending ... (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1877
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Page 29 - Hatteras; season of 1875-76, to the coasts of New England, Long Island, New Jersey, the coast from Cape Henlopen to Cape Charles, and the coast from Cape Henry to Cape...
Page 4 - For pay of crews of experienced surf-men, at such stations and for such periods as the Secretary of the Treasury may deem necessary and proper, one hundred and forty-six thousand dollars.
Page 67 - Island, whose compensation shall be at the rate of two hundred dollars per annum, and may employ crews of experienced surfmen at such stations and for such periods as he may deem necessary and proper, and at such compensation as he may deem reasonable, not to exceed forty dollars per month for each person to be employed.
Page 85 - All casualties occurring in rivers, straits, etc., connecting the several lakes named; 3. All casualties occurring in the harbors of any of said lakes, or in or near the mouths of rivers emptying into them, within the United States. IV. Disasters occurring in rivers within the United States, embracing all rivers except those...
Page 86 - Strandings — embracing disasters resulting from running aground, striking a rock, reef, bar, or other natural object, although the vessel may have foundered as a result of such casualty. 3. Collisions — embracing all collisions between vessels only. 4. Other causes — embracing disasters resulting from various causes as follows, viz: Fire, irrespective of result. Scuttling, or any intentional damage to vessel. Collisions with fields or quantities of ice, although vessel may be sunk thereby....
Page 85 - All casualties outside of, but in proximity to, the coast line; 2. All casualties occurring in the bays and harbors adjacent to the coasts named ; 3. All casualties occurring in or near the mouths of rivers emptying into the ocean or gulf. II. Disasters occurring upon the Pacific coast of the United States, including those occurring in adjacent waters, as in the first division. III. Disasters occurring on the great lakes, embracing — 1. All casualties occurring on Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron...
Page 61 - American vessel endanger his own g ' ng life in saving or endeavoring to save the lives of others from the perils of the sea, is entitled to receive from the Government a life-saving medal as follows : (a) The medal of the first class is given only in cases of Tw0me&r r extreme and heroic daring.
Page 40 - ... suited for life-saving purposes; to reduce the weight of such apparatus to the minimum amount consistent with efficiency ; to secure a shot-line of such size, material, and strength as will be most valuable ; to determine the kind and quantity of powder to be used, and the charges that can be employed with safety for the several lines; to secure the best form and size of faking-box; and to find the beet relative positions for the faking-box and the gun.
Page 107 - Number of vessels and cargoes reported as not insured. Number of vessels and cargoes whether insured or not, unknown.
Page 29 - Jersey. 1874-75, to the coasts of New England, Long Island, New Jersey, and coast from Cape Henry to Cape Hatteras.

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