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, 1896

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Page 326 - and lifeboat stations, including the Old Chicago Station, during the period of actual employment ; compensation of volunteers at life-saving and lifeboat stations for actual and deserving service rendered upon any occasion of disaster, or in any eft'ort to save persons from drowning, at such rate, not to exceed
Page 352 - corner of the mouth, (this prevents the tongue from falling back and choking the entrance to the windpipe,) and with the other hand grasp both wrists and keep the arms forcibly stretched back above the head, thereby increasing the prominence of the ribs, which tends to enlarge the chest. The two last-named positions are not, however,
Page 357 - annual statement of wrecks and casualties which have occurred on or near the coasts and on the rivers of the United States, and to American vessels at sea or on the coasts of foreign countries. The statistics relating to disasters upon our own
Page 351 - placing between the teeth a cork or small bit of wood ; turn the patient on the face, a large bundle of tightly rolled clothing being placed beneath the stomach, and press heavily over, it for half a minute, or as long as fluids flow freely from the mouth.
Page 335 - will be found attached, bearing the following directions in English on one side and French on the other : "Make this hawser fast about two feet above the tail block ; see all clear, and that the rope in the block runs free, and show signal to the shore.
Page 337 - Take particular care that there are no turns of the whip line round 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 bringing you and your people safely to land.
Page 334 - dangerous as it is. Many lives have unnecessarily been lost by the crews of stranded vessels being thus deceived and attempting to land in the ship's boats. The difficulties of rescue by operations from the shore are greatly increased in cases where the anchors are let go after entering the
Page 336 - taut and by means of the whip will haul off to your ship a breeches buoy suspended from a traveler block, or a life car from rings, running on the hawser. Figure 3 represents the apparatus rigged, with the breeches buoy hauled off to the ship.
Page 353 - blankets only, put to bed comfortably warm, but with a free circulation of fresh air, and left to perfect rest. Internally: Give whisky or brandy and hot water in doses of a teaspoonful to a
Page 334 - Often when comparatively smooth at sea a dangerous surf is running, which is not perceptible four hundred yards offshore, and the surf, when viewed from a vessel, never appears so dangerous as it is. Many lives have unnecessarily been lost by the crews of stranded vessels being thus deceived and attempting to

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