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, 1889
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Page 389 - After reaction is fully established there is great danger of congestion of the lungs, and if perfect rest is not maintained for at least forty-eight hours, it sometimes occurs that the patient is seized with great difficulty of breathing, and death is liable to follow unless immediate relief is afforded. In such cases apply a large mustard plaster over the breast.
Page 388 - III., and for a while after the appearance of returning life carefully aid the first short gasps until deepened into full breaths. Continue the drying and rubbing, which should have been unceasingly practiced from the beginning by assistants, taking care not to interfere with the means employed to produce breathing.
Page 373 - 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 373 - 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 62 - That before the name of any person shall be placed on the pension roll under this act, proof shall be made, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe, of the right of the applicant to a pension ; and any person who shall falsely and corruptly take any oath required under this act shall be...
Page 373 - ... and 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.
Page 371 - Make the tail of the block fast to the lower mast, well up. If the masts are gone, then to the best place you can find. Cast off shot line, see that the rope in the block runs free, and show signal to the shore.
Page 373 - ... 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 373 - If your vessel is stranded during the night and discovered by the patrolman — which you will know by his burning a brilliant red light — keep a sharp lookout for signs of the arrival of the life-saving crew abreast of your vessel.
Page 388 - ... count slowly one. two, three; then suddenly let go with a final push, which springs you back to your first kneeling position. Remain erect...

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