Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the Fiscal Year Ending ...
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1893
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amount ashore assistance Atlantic August Ballast Beach boat Boston buoy Cape capsized captain cargoes casualties causes Charles Cleveland coast Cobbs Island course crew damage danger disasters District drowning east ending June 30 exceeding Fell overboard fired Fish four Harbor hauled Head hundred Inlet Island John July Keeper Lake land Ledge Life-Saving light Little Long lost March Mass medal Mich Michigan miles north miles south mouth Name night Number o'clock Ohio one-half miles Partial loss patrol persons Point Port reached Reef Rescue returns River Rock running saved schooner Sept September ship Shoal shore showing side signal soon station steamer stranded surf surfmen TABLE tion Tonnage tons Total loss United Unknown vessels warned watch west of station wreck yards York City
Page 182 - Masters are particularly cautioned, if they should be driven ashore anywhere in the neighborhood of the stations, to remain on board until assistance arrives, and under no circumstances should they attempt to land through the surf in their own boats until the last hope of assistance from the shore has vanished.
Page 185 - ... hook, signal as before, and the buoy or car will be hauled ashore. This will be repeated until all are landed. On the last trip of the life car, the hatch must be secured by the inside hatch bar. In many instances two men can be landed in the breeches buoy at the same time by each putting a leg through a leg of the breeches and holding on to the lifts of the buoy.
Page 185 - Take particular care that there are no turns of the whip line around the hawser before making the hawser fast. Send the women, children, helpless persons, and passengers ashore first. Make yourself thoroughly familiar with these instructions, and remember that on your coolness and strict attention to them will greatly depend the chances of success in bringing you and your people safely to land.
Page 185 - RECAPITULATION. Remain by the wreck until assistance arrives from the shore, unless your vessel shows signs of immediately breaking up. If not discovered immediately by the patrol, burn rockets, flare-up or other lights; or, if the weather be foggy, fire guns. Take particular care that there are no turns of the whip line around the hawser before making the hawser fast. Send the women, children, helpless persons, and passengers ashore first. Make yourself thoroughly familiar with these instructions...
Page 177 - An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and for prior years, and for other purposes.
Page 201 - As soon as breathing Is established let the patient be stripped of all wet clothing, wrapped in blankets only, put to bed comfortably warm, but with a free circulation of fresh air, and left to perfect rest. Internally: Give...
Page 183 - This tailblock should be hauled on board as quickly as possible to prevent the whip drifting off with the set or fouling with wreckage, etc. Therefore, if you have been driven into the rigging, where but one or two men can work to advantage, cut the shot line and run it through some available block, such as the throat or...
Page 182 - ... breaking up immediately, to remain on board until assistance arrives, and under no circumstances should they attempt to land through the surf in their own boats until the last hope of assistance from the shore has vanished.
Page 183 - When the end of the hawser is got on board, a tally board will be found attached, bearing the following directions in English on one side and French on the other: " Make this hawser fast about 2 feet above the tailblock, see all clear and that the rope in the block runs free, and show signal to the shore.
Page 199 - Unless in danger of freezing, do not move the patient, but instantly expose the face to a current of fresh air, wipe dry the mouth and nostrils, rip the clothing so as to expose the chest and waist, and give two or three quick smarting slaps on the stomach and chest with the open hand. If...