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SAILOR'S HANDY BOOK
ADAPTED FOR THE USE OF
THE NAVY, MERCHANT SERVICE, REVENUE MARINE,
E. F. QUALTROUGH
MASTER, U. 8. NAVY
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND DIAGRAMS
CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS
IN “THE SAILOR'S HAND, BOOK” I have endeavored to bring together such practical rules, useful tables, and general information as are constantly required by seafaring men.
The work is primarily intended for American seamen, and I have kept the wants of the United States Navy and of our Merchant Marine and Yachtsmen steadily in view.
I am indebted to MR. GEORGE W. BAIRD, United States Navy, for the Section on the Marine Steam-Engine. Its valuable practical information will be acceptable to the modern officer, who must be at once sailor and engineer.
By the kindness of CAPT. BEDFORD, Royal Navy, I have been enabled to utilize the contents of that valuable work " The Sailor's Pocket-Book," and, in availing myself of this courtesy, I have endeavored, as far as practicable, to preserve his admirable arrangement of such of the matter as is common to the two works.
The Abstracts of the Pilot Laws and the Rates of Pilotage are now for the first time brought together from authentic sources.
Among the authorities consulted may be mentioned the following: