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PUBLISHED BY CHARLES 'WILSON (late Norik And "wilson), LEADEXHALL

STREET; R. H. LAURIE, 53, FLEET STREET; JAMES IMRAY & SON,

89 Asd 102, MTNORIES.

LIVERPOOL: O. PHILIP & SON, SOUTH CASTLE STREET.

GLASGOW: ,T. LUMSDEN & SON.

23/. £.■ /6.

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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 information respecting the Deviation of the Compass; Lights of the English, St. George's, and Bristol Channels, &c.; Stowage of Cargoes; Invoices; 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, &c.

South Shields. July loth, 1856.

ADVERTISEMENT

TO

THE EIGHTH EDITION

This Edition of the "Guide Book" has been very materially increased in size, principally by the insertion of such explanatory matter as seemed necessary to a clearer exposition of the various subjects contained in the work. The Answers to all the examples for exercises have been removed and placed at the end of the book, which arrangement it is believed will be found better than that of appending them to the questions themselves. The work has been carefully revised throughout, and will, it is hoped, be found still more useful to persons qualifying for Examination. Part II, containing the Extra Examination, is now in the Press, and will shortly be issued.

T. L. A.

South Shields, May nth, 1864.

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