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WORKS REFERRED TO IN THE PRESENT BOOK.

Abbott on Shipping
Abbott's Admiralty Reports (New

York )
Acts of United States Congress
Adolphus and Ellis's Reports
Andros's United States Customs

Guide

Espinasse's Reports
Flanders on Shipping
Gallison's United States Reports
General Regulations for United

States Custom-houses
Greenleaf's United States Reports

Haggard's Admiralty Reports

Johnson's New York Reports

Kent's Commentaries

Barnwell and Adolphus's

Reports Barnwell and Alderson's Reports Barnwell and Cresswell's Reports Bosanquet and Puller's Reports Brightley's Digest of the Laws of the

United States Brooke's Notary Brown's Admiralty Brown's Parliamentary Cases Burroughs's Reports California Reports Campbell's Reports Carrington and Payne's Reports Cowen's New York Reports Cowper's Reports Cranch's United States Reports Curtis's Rights and Duties of Mer

chant Seamen

Laws of the Sea (Boston)
Lees on Shipping
Lushington's Admiralty Reports
M'Cullough's Dictionary
Massachusetts Reports
Meeson and Welsby's Reports
Merchant Shipping Act, 1854
Merchant Shipping Acts,&c.,Amend-

ment, 25 & 26 Vict. ch. 63 Molloy

Olcott's Reports (New York) Opinions of United States Attorney

Generals

Dana's Seaman's Friend
Denio's New York Reports
Dixon's Merchant and Shipmaster's

Guide
Dodson's Reports
Douglas's Reports
Durnford and East's Reports

Passei ers' Act Amendment, 18 & 19

Vict. ch. 119 Peters's Admiralty Reports (Penn

sylvania) Reports, time of Lord Hardwicke Regulations of the Admiralty as to

lights and fog-signals Robinson, C., Admiralty Reports

East's Reports
Ellis and Blackburn's Reports
English Law and Equity Reports

(Boston)

Robinson W., Admiralty Reports

Seaman's Assistant (Boston)
Smith, E. D., New York Reports
Spears's United States Reports
Sprague's United States Reports
Statutes of California
Story's United States Reports
Strange's Reports
Sumner's United States Reports

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Term Reports
Tuson's British Merchant's and Ship-

owner's Guide

United States Statutes at large

Ventris's Reports
Waterson's Encyclopedia of Com-
Wendell's Reports (New York)
Wilson's Reports

merce

Taunton's Reports

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PART I.

HOME PORT, AND PREPARATION FOR A VOYAGE

TO THE UNITED STATES.

B

PRACTICAL GUIDE

FOR

BRITISH SHIPMASTERS.

1. DUTIES, LIABILITIES, AND RIGHTS OF SHIPMASTERS.

No man has greater responsibilities thrown upon him, heavier duties to perform, or risks to pass through, than a master-mariner; and yet no person, generally, has less

: credit for his work. *

* The following qualifications which a master-mariner is supposed to possess, appeared in an English newspaper :

“There is, perhaps, no profession or trade known wherein so much and so many qualifications are required from one man, as from a shipmaster. He is required to be well versed in navigation, in all its branches, from plain trigonometry to great circle sailing, and from finding the latitude by a meridian altitude, to the longitude by a lunar observation. He is also supposed to be thoroughly versed in seamanship; in fact, to be able to conduct his ship to all parts of the world, and to keep her clear of lee shores, rocks, shoals, and sandbanks. All this is an absolutely necessary requirement; but he is also required to be able (nearly) to build the ship he commands; he must know how every part of her frame is put together, from the kelson upwards, and whenever a part of her becomes affected, he must know how and where to apply the remedy. He must be perfectly acquainted with various trades, such as sailmakers, carpenters, coopers, blacksmiths, and sometimes cooks.

“Under his particular care and charge are, first, his crew, and then his medicine chest, and the captain is supposed (while he is afloat at least) to be able to cure any disease that may happen to come within the limits of his little book, entitled “The Seamen's Medical and Surgical Assistant." Should, however, one of the crew depart this life, the captain gives the

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