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

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1880
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Page 297 - ... of the service, and to cause to be properly investigated all plans, devices, and inventions for the improvement of life-saving apparatus for use at the stations, which may appear to be meritorious and available...
Page 43 - ... has secured the result which may confidently be expected in any branch of public employment where such a rule is applied. As a consequence, this service is composed of men well qualified for the performance of their dangerous and exceptionally important duties. The number of stations...
Page 186 - ... different vessels. In these cases neither vessels nor cargoes suffered damage, the persons drowned having been lost overboard or having perished by the capsizing of small boats in which they had left their vessels to attend fishing trawls or for other purposes. In some instances lives were lost by...
Page 7 - 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 375 - N"., of Sunny Croft, Croxted Road, Dulwich, in the county of Surrey, England, have invented new and useful Improvements in Rockets for saving life and other useful purposes, and in the apparatus used in connection therewith, which improvements are fully set forth in the following specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings. This invention has reference to those rockets known as the
Page 280 - No pouring-ladle should be used, but the crucibles emptied simultaneously into the mold, pouring rapidly until the mold was filled to the trunnions, and afterwards more slowly. He had never seen pressure applied to a casting and ventured no opinion on it. He disapproved of heating the chill beyond merely warming it, or cooling it by water after casting, and ultimately recommended increasing the length of the sinking-head by the addition of a sand-head, the diameter of which should be greater than...
Page 182 - ... 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 from various causes as follows, viz: Fire, irrespective of result. Scuttling, or any intentional damage to vessel. Collisions with...
Page 182 - Collisions with fields or quantities of ice, although vessel maybe 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 of vessel's equipments ; Capsizing, when vessel did not sink ; Damage to machinery ; Fouling of anchors ; Striking of lightning ; Explosion of boilers ; Breakage of wheels ; Also water-logged, missing, and abandoned vessels.
Page 371 - This liglit must not be roughly handled or thrown about, as it is liable to be broken across at the junction of the segments. Care must be taken in removing the cap before lighting. The case must be grasped firmly at the capped end whilst the cap, is torn oft
Page 181 - 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 referred to in the foregoing division. V. Disasters occurring to American shipping at sea and in foreign •waters.

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