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The Evolution of the Life-Saving System of the United States from 1837 to June 30, 1892
     

The Evolution of the Life-Saving System of the United States from 1837 to June 30, 1892

by Charles Frederick Shoemaker
 
The first attention given by the national government to the saving of life from vessels in distress, took form when, in 1837, Congress authorized the President “to cause any suitable number of public vessels adapted to the purpose to cruise upon the coast in the severe portion of the season to afford such aid to distressed navigators as their circumstances and

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The first attention given by the national government to the saving of life from vessels in distress, took form when, in 1837, Congress authorized the President “to cause any suitable number of public vessels adapted to the purpose to cruise upon the coast in the severe portion of the season to afford such aid to distressed navigators as their circumstances and necessities may require.” Naval vessels were assigned to the work, but owing to their unwieldiness, at and too great draught of water, they proved unsuitable for coast service and were soon replaced by vessels of the Revenue Marine, and that service has performed the duty ever since.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012213198
Publisher:
1001 Property Solutions LLC
Publication date:
03/10/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
9 MB

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