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SHIP-MASTER'S ASSISTANT,

AND

BOP

OWNER'S MANUAL;

CONTAINING

GENERAL INFORMATION NECESSARY FOR OWNERS AND MASTERS

OF SHIPS, SHIP-BROKERS, PILOTS, AND OTHER PERSONS

CONNECTED WITH

THE MERCHANT SERVICE;

TOGETHER WITH

THE LAWS RESPECTING SEAMEN, TABLES OF WAGES, &c. &c.

ALSO,

THE LAWS OF THE CUSTOMS, DUTIES OF CUSTOMS, RECIPROCITY ACTS, NAVIGATION LAWS, REGISTRY OF SHIPS, SMUGGLING, RATES OF PILOTAGE THROUGHOUT ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND, DOCK RATES ON SHIPPING, BRITISH FISHERIES, MARINE ASSURANCES, CONVENTIONS AND COMMERCIAL TREATIES WITH ALL FOREIGN POWERS, &c. &c.

THE TWENTIETH EDITION.

NEWLY ARRANGED AND CORRECTED DOWN to 1832-3; AND DEDICATED

(BY PERMISSION) TO THE GENERAL SHIP-OWNERS' Society.

BY I. STIKEMAN,

CUSTOM-HOUSE AGENT, LONDON.

WITH TABLES OF WEIGHTS, MEASURES, AND MONIES, EXCHANGES, &c.

BY DR. KELLY, Author of the Universal Cambusi,and Mathematical Examiner to the Trinity House,

LONDON: PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, AND

LONGMAN, PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1832.

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SHIP-MASTER'S ASSISTANT,

AND

OWNER'S MANUAL;

CONTAINING

GENERAL INFORMATION NECESSARY FOR OWNERS AND MASTERS

OF SHIPS, SHIP-BROKERS, PILOTS, AND OTHER PERSONS

CONNECTED WITH

THE MERCHANT SERVICE;

TOGETHER WITH

THE LAW'S RESPECTING SEAMEN, TABLES OF WAGES, &c. &c.

ALSO,

THE LAWS OF THE CUSTOMS, DUTIES OF CUSTOMS, RECIPROCITY ACTS, NAVIGATION LAWS, REGISTRY OF SHIPS, SMUGGLING, RATES OF PILOTAGE THROUGHOUT ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND, DOCK RATES ON SHIPPING, BRITISH FISHERIES, MARINE ASSURANCES, CONVENTIONS AND COMMER. CIAL TREATIES WITH ALL FOREIGN POWERS, &c. &c.

THE TWENTIETH EDITION.

NEWLY ARRANGED AND CORRECTED DOWN to 1832-3; AND DEDICATED

(BY PERMISSION) TO THE GENERAL SHIP-OWNERS' SOCIETY.

BY I. STIKEMAN,

CUSTOM-HOUSE AGENT, LONDON.

WITH TABLES OF WEIGHTS, MEASURES, AND MONIES, EXCHANGES, &c.

BY DR. KELLY, Author of the Universal Cambıst,and Mathematical Examiner to the Trinity House.

LONDON: PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, AND

LONGMAN, PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1832.

LONDON: PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES,

Stamford-street.

TO

GEORGE PALMER, ESQ.

CHAIRMAN,

AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL SHIP

OWNERS' SOCIETY.

GENTLEMEN,

I am happy to have permission to lay this Book before you, because there are no Gentlemen to whom it could with more propriety be offered, and none more competent to judge of its utility.

The Master of a Ship, when at home, can obtain every information he may want; but in Foreign Countries, and in remote parts of the World, he may find few to advise him, and none upon whose information he can rely. Instances are not wanting where even Consuls have been applied to, and whose information was opposite to being useful or correct. It is therefore a matter of the first importance to the Shipmaster to possess a Work, by which he may learn in what Trade he may engage, without violating some of the innumerable enactments with which he is surrounded, and avoid the pecuniary penalties with which the laws are so bountifully studded.

If this is important to him on the one hand, it is no less so to those whose Ships and Property are intrusted to his care; for there are cases in which the Ship is liable to forfeiture for infraction of the law; and others in which not only the Ship, but the entire Cargo is liable to confiscation. The Merchant is therefore also interested in knowing that the Master possesses the means of such knowledge as may ensure the safety of the property committed to his care. In how many cases has it not occurred that the Market has been lost, and ruinous expenses been incurred, when upon

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