Hand-book to the Local marine board examination [by J. Taylor].

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Page 39 - On the starboard side a green light so constructed as to show an uniform and unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 10 points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light from right ahead to 2 points abaft the beam...
Page 66 - London, (the act of God, the queen's enemies, fire, and all and every other dangers and accidents of the seas, rivers, and navigation, of whatever nature and kind soever, excepted,) unto order or to assigns, he or they paying freight for the said goods at 51.
Page 40 - ... to show an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 10 points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light from right ahead to 2 points abaft the beam on the port side, and of such a character as to be visible at a distance of at least 2 miles.
Page 10 - The characteristic of the logarithm of a number greater than unity is one less than the number of figures in the integral part of the number.
Page 19 - Astronomers, with a view of obtaining a convenient and uniform measure of time, have recourse to a mean solar day, the length of which is equal to the mean or average of all the apparent solar days in a year. An imaginary Sun, called the mean Sun...
Page 39 - Sidelights" means a green light on the starboard side and a red light on the port side...
Page 44 - ... unless the circumstances of the case are such as to render a departure from the rule necessary in order to avoid immediate danger, and subject also to the proviso that due regard shall be had to the dangers of navigation, and, as regards sailing ships on the starboard tack close-hauled, to the keeping such ships under command.
Page 39 - ... the light from right ahead to 2 points abaft the beam on the port side, and of such a character as to be visible at a distance of at least 2 miles. (d) The said green and red side-lights shall be fitted with inboard screens projecting at least 3 feet forward from the light, so as to prevent these lights from being seen across the bow.
Page 19 - Day are the same in this Method as in the civil Account at Noon, and from Noon till Midnight; but from Midnight till Noon they differ; for...
Page 42 - ... unless it is shown to the satisfaction of the Court that the circumstances of the case made a departure from the Regulations necessary.

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