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OF TAE

COMMISSIONER OF NAVIGATION

TO THE

SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY.

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1898.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1898.

FRVARD COLLE
AUG 15 1940

LIBRARY 7.9. Lorele fund

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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Prefatory ........

General project.....

Statistical summary .--

Shipping, 1897–98....

Construction, 1897–98...

Omission of fractions..

Government purchases -

Sales to foreigners.

Special registry acts --

Actual increase------------

Steam and sail tonnage..--.

Registered tonnage ----

· Construction during 1898

Additions to the merchant fleet -

Current construction ..

Government purchases

Prizes of war.--------------

Hawaiian vessels -----

Philippine merchant fleet -----

Measure of our share of navigation.

Percentage of exports and imports.

Vessels in ballast.....

Tonnage entered and cleared......

Great Lakes entries and clearances..

Zones of navigation....

Within 500 miles of the coast....

From 500 to 1,500 miles from the coast

Over 1,500 miles from the coast.-----

Over-sea navigation....

Indirect navigation via South America and Africa

Distance and legislation.

Cuban and Porto Rican subsidies.

Porto Rican coasting trade -.

Adverse conditions --------

Factor of wages ----

Crews shipped abroad.------

American and British rates..

Illustration of relative wages

Mileage equivalent ..

Miscellaneous factors ---

Coal..--...

Provisions.----

Property taxes.--

Returns on investinent ---

Administrative expenses --

Loans ...-----

Agencies and minor contracts

Cost of construction

Export of American steel plates.

First American “tramp” steamship.---

German competition..-----

Illustration of first cost of construction.

Interest --------

Insurance ------------

Depreciation ------------

Repairs ...-..------

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