The young mariner's guide, or, Hints for the management of a ship at sea, at anchor, and ashore

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Thomas Reed, 1854 - Sailors - 63 pages
 

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Page 15 - ... uniform and unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of twenty points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light ten points on each side of the ship, viz. from right ahead to two points abaft the beam...
Page 42 - Aries the Ram, Taurus the Bull, Gemini the Twins, Cancer the Crab, Leo the Lion, Virgo the Virgin, Libra the Balance, Scorpio the Scorpion, Sagittarius the Archer, Capricornus the Goat, Aquarius the Waterbearer, and Pisces the Fishes...
Page 34 - ... often damaged in the ship's hold by lumpers, if permitted to use cotton hooks in handling bales. All goods must be received on board according to the custom of the port where the cargo is to be taken in, and the same custom will regulate the commencement of the responsibility of the master and owners.
Page 46 - He must know how to lay off the place of the ship on the chart, both by bearings' of known objects, and by latitude and longitude.
Page 51 - If the applicant passes he will receive a document from the Examiner, which will entitle him to receive his Certificate of Competency from the Shipping Master at the port to which he has directed it to be forwarded. If his testimonials have been sent to the Registrar to be verified, they will be returned with his certificate.
Page 37 - Shippers are to blame for such negligence, for not making due enquiry before shipping. 13. — Ships laden with full Cargoes of Coal, bound round Cape Horn or Cape of Good Hope, to be provided with approved ventilators, as a preventive against ignition.
Page 45 - He must understand the use of the quadrant, and be able to observe with it, and read off the arc. In SEAMANSHIP. — He must give satisfactory answers as to the rigging and unrigging of ships, stowing of holds, &c. ; must understand the measurement of the log-line, glass, and lead-line ; be conversant with the rule of the road, as regards both steamers and sailing vessels, and the lights carried by them.
Page 34 - Owners. 2.— HEMP, FLAX, WOOL, and COTTON should be dunnaged 9 inches on the Floors, and to the upper part of the bilge, the wing bales of the second tier kept 6 inches off the side at the lower corner, and 21-2 inches at the sides.
Page 47 - He will be asked questions as to the nature of the attraction of the ship's iron upon the compass, and as to the method of determining it.
Page 50 - Master's fee on his coming a second time ; and the same sum for every subsequent attempt. 12. If the applicant passes, he will receive a document from the examiner, which will entitle him to receive his certificate of competency from the shipping master at the port to which he has directed it to be forwarded. If his testimonials have been sent...

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