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REGULATIONS FOR MASTERS AND MATES,
IN FOREIGN AND COASTING TRADE; RULES
OF THE ROAD, LIGHTS, LAWS OF
STORMS, QUESTIONS IN SEAMANSHIP,

NAVIGATION, STEAM, &c., &c.

ALSO:

A SERIES OF EXPLANATORY LECTURES
ON NAVIGATION AND ASTRONOMICAL TERMS.

BY

CAPT. ERASMUS THOMPSON,

OF THE

BOSTON NAUTICAL COLLEGE.

1868.

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Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year 1868, by

CAPT. ERASMUS THOMPSON, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

Printed by J. A. CUMMINGS & Co., 15 School Street, Boston.

PREFACE.

This work is intended for a hand book for the Marine Board Examination, and will commend itself to those desirous of making themselves thoroughly competent to pass the Local Marine Boards. It contains the questions and exercises in Navigation and Seamanship requisite for the different grades in the profession ; also Rules of the Road, Examination in Steam for Commanders and First Officers of Ocean Steamers; the importance of every navigator thoroughly understanding the Laws of Storms, and some few general rules given for Hurricane Latitudes. It will contain instruction for the young officer in stowing cargoes, with the questions for the same ; questions in regard to Laws of Shipping, Charter parties, Bills of Lading, Bottomry Bonds, &c., &c. Also a general knowledge of the requirements necessary for a Master or Mate, and a series of Lectures on Navigation; the whole carefully considered and compiled, by

CAPT. E. THOMPSON. Boston Nautical College.

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