Guardians of the Eighth Sea: A History of the U.S. Coast Guard on the Great Lakes

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Ninth Coast Guard District, 1976 - Great Lakes - 97 pages
 

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Page 3 - An act to regulate the collection of duties imposed by law on the tonnage of ships or vessels, and on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States...
Page 60 - An act to provide for the better security of the lives of passengers on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam...
Page 61 - All steam vessels navigating any waters of the United States which are common highways of commerce, or open to general or competitive navigation...
Page 13 - August, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, in the necessary support, maintenance, and repairs of all light-houses, beacons, buoys and public piers, erected, placed or sunk, before the passing of this act, at the entrance of, or within any bay, inlet, harbour or port of the United States...
Page 61 - The powers that the law confers on the Secretary of the Treasury are very limited. A body without a head is a monster; and so likewise is a body with nine heads. With the Union divided into nine districts, and the supervising inspector in each district exercising a wide discretion in regard to rules and regulations, there has been no uniformity in the operation of the act.
Page 13 - That all expenses which shall accrue from and after the 15th day of August, 1789, in the necessary support, maintenance, and repairs of all light-houses, beacons, buoys, and public piers erected, placed, or sunk before the passing of this act at the entrance of or within any bay, inlet, harbor, or port of the United States...
Page 95 - History of life-saving appliances, and military and naval constructions. Invented and manufactured by Joseph Francis, with sketches and incidents of his business life in the United States and Europe.
Page 3 - ... the employment of the boats which may be provided for securing the collection of the revenue ; to go on board ships or vessels arriving within his district, or to put on board one or more inspectors, to ascertain by an hydrometer, what distilled spirits shall be of Jamaica proof, rating all distilled spirits which shall be of the proof of twenty-four degrees as of Jamaica proof, and to examine...
Page 7 - Keeping always under steam and ever ready, in the event of extraordinary need, to render valuable service, the cutters can be made to form a coast guard whose value it is impossible at the present time to estimate.13 "Army and Navy Journal, November 26, 1864.
Page 16 - Lakes" as a connected whole was commenced under an appropriation made March 3, 1841, of $15,000 for a " hydrographie survey of the coasts of the Northern and Northwestern Lakes of the United States.

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