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PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.
THIS WORK is intended as a Guide to the Officers of all grades of the Merchant Service, in the examinations they are required to undergo before the Local Marine Board. It will be issued in Two parts:—Part I containing what is termed the Ordinary Examination, and Part II containing the Extra Examination.
The present volume, which relates to the Ordinary Examination, contains model solutions of examples in the various problems required of Candidates when under Examination, with numerous Exercises to each Problem, together with a variety of Examination Papers. It also contains all requisite informatior. respecting the Deviation of the Compass; Lights of the English, St. George's, and Bristol Channels, &c. ; Stowage of Cargoes; Invoice ; Charter Party; Bottomry Bonds, &c.
In the preparation of the articles on Seamanship, the following works have been consulted :—“The Kedge Anchor,” by W. Brady, U.S.N.; “The Seaman's Friend," by R. H. Dana, jun; “The Sheet Anchor," by Darcy Lever, Esq.; while my obligations to other works have been duly acknowledged. The works of ABBOTT, Lees, Steele, and M’CULLOCH, &c., are the authorities that have been consulted on the subjects of Charter Party, Bills of Lading, &c.
T. L. A
Sokrb Mields, July sorb, 1856.
In this Edition of the “Guide Book,” such alterations and additions have been made in the work as were necessary to adapt it to the present requirements of the Examinations-considerable alterations in the Examination Papers having recently come into operation.
T. L. A.
October 3151, 1885..