A Statement of the Facts and Circumstances Relative to the Operation of the Pilot Laws of U.S., with Particular Reference to New-York: June, 1840

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M.S. Harrison & Company, 1840 - Pilots and pilotage - 27 pages
 

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Page 6 - That all pilots in the bays, inlets, rivers, harbors, and ports of the United States shall continue to be regulated in conformity with the existing laws of the States, respectively, wherein such pilots may be, or with such laws as the States may respectively hereafter enact for the purpose, until further legislative provision shall be made by congress.
Page 22 - ... touching his qualifications for the office of a pilot, and in particular touching his knowledge of the sailing and management of a squarerigged vessel, and also touching his knowledge of the tides, soundings, bearings and distances of the several shoals, rocks, bars, and points of land and night lights in the navigation for which he applies for a license to act as a pilot, and touching any other matter relating thereto which the said commissioners may think proper. And if, upon examination, the...
Page 7 - ... it shall and may be lawful for the master or commander of any vessel coming into or going out of any port situate upon waters which are the boundary between two States, to employ any pilot duly licensed or authorized by the laws of either of the States bounded on the said waters, to pilot said vessel to or from said port, any law, usage, or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.
Page 24 - ... every pilot cruising or standing out to sea, shall offer his services first to the vessel which may be nearest the land, or in most distress.
Page 21 - ... far as the American Bible Society is concerned. It is designed, that the agent, in each case, be of the denomination to which the missionaries on the ground belong. Would it, Sir, be agreeable to your Board, to have such an agent sent to any of your stations?" The Committee recommend the adoption of the following resolution : Resolved, That in the present state of things, the Board cannot perceive, that the appointment of an agent of the American Bible Society, at any of their stations, would...
Page 22 - Hook, including those called deputy pilots, as they may deem competent after examination, and also every other person of full age and good moral character, making application therefor, who after an examination, in the manner hereinafter prescribed, shall be found qualified to act as such pilot, giving a preference to such as have served three years as an apprentice to a licensed pilot...
Page 11 - ... and ship-master examined by them, was such as to reflect great discredit on the vigilance and activity of the pilots of this port, as compared with the pilots of any other port of our own coast, as well as...
Page 14 - Lyme Sept. 24 AD 1838 I, John Lay, of Lyme in the State of Connecticut on oath depose and say that I am now a Revolutionary pensioner of the United States - an in the seventy fifth year of my age - in January 1781 I enlisted into Capt.

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