Annual report of the operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the fiscal year ending .... 1877 (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1877
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Page 29 - It should be observed that the operations of the Service during this period have been limited as follows: Season of 1871-72, to the coasts of Long Island and New Jersey; seasons of 1872-74 to the coasts of Cape Cod, Long Island, and New Jersey; season of 1874-75, to the coasts of New England, Long Island, New Jersey, and the coast from Cape Henry to Cape Hatteras...
Page 85 - ... embracing — 1. All casualties occurring on Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, St. Clair, Erie, or Ontario, reported by officers of the customs, whether in waters under the jurisdiction of the United States or of Great Britain; 2. 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...
Page 86 - Embracing founderings which resulted from the leaking or capsizing of vessels, but not those which resulted from collision, stranding, or striking any sunken wreck, or against piers, snags, or ice. 2. 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...
Page 85 - Founderings — embracing founderings which resulted from the leaking or capsizing of vessels, but not those which resulted from collision, stranding, or striking any sunken wreck, or against piers, snags, or ice. 2. 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...
Page 86 - ... 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 ; Striking on sunken wrecks, anchors, buoys, piers, or bridges ; Leakage (except when vessel foundered or went ashore for safety) Loss of masts, sails, boats, or any portion...
Page 3 - June 20, 1874, and to submit to the Secretary of the Treasury, for transmission to Congress, an annual report of the expenditures of the moneys appropriated for the maintenance of the Life-Saving Service, and of the operations of said service during the year.
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 fifty-seven thousand six hundred and eighty 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 91 - ... waters. The nationalities of these vessels are shown in certain of the accompanying tables. In addition to the lives lost in the disasters to vessels and cargoes which are embraced in the tables, 91 persons perished by drowning out of crews employed on 77 different vessels.
Page 85 - ... 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 Lak.es Superior, Michigan, Huron, St. Clair, Erie...

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