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THE LAW OF THE SEA

TRAINING FOR THE STEAMSHIP BUSINESS

EDITORS:
Emory R. JOHNSON PA.D., Sc.D.

Dean of the Wharton School of Finance and Com

merce, University of Pennsylvania. Roy S. MACELWEE, Ph.D.

Director of the U. S. Bureau of Foreign and Domestic

Commerce. 1. Ocean Steamship Traffic Management.

By G. G. HUEBNER, PH.D.

Training in the responsibilities of the broker, the freight agent and other traffic agencies, and in the

forms used in the shipping business. 2. Marine Insurance.

By S. S. HUEBNER, PH.D.

Training in the important responsibilities of the marine

insurance agent and broker. 3. The Law of the Sea.

BY GEORGE L. CANFIELD, LL.B., AND GEORGE W. DALZELL.

Legal relations, rights, duties, and obligations of shippers, steamship owners, operators, masters, and seamen; the legal relations of the ship from construction

contract to sale as salvage. 4. Merchant Vessels.

By ROBERT RIEGEL, PH.D.

Their types, uses, tonnage, measurements, and construction; some things the steamship man ashore should

know about ships. 5. Wharf Management and Stevedoring and Storage.

By R. S. MacELWEE, PH.D., AND TĦOMAS R. TAYLOR,

A.M.
Duties of the pier superintendent, receiving clerks, tally
men, and stevedore foreman. Includes wharf layout
and construction, cargo-handling machinery, port charges
and dues, stevedoring, longshoremen, labor problems,

etc.
6. Steamship Operation. (Projected.)

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A MANUAL OF THE PRINCIPLES OF ADMIRALTY LAW
FOR STUDENTS, MARINERS, AND SHIP OPERATORS

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WITH A SUMMARY OF THE NAVIGATION LAWS

OF THE UNITED STATES

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COPYRIGHT, 1921, BY
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMEROA

EDITORS' PREFACE

This is the third volume of a series of manuals dealing with the business of ocean shipping and transportation. The first volume published dealt with steamship traffic operation and was written by Professor G. G. Huebner. The second volume was upon “ Marine Insurance," the author being Professor S. S. Huebner. In the first volume published, the following preface appeared :

“This volume upon the management of ocean steamship traffic is the first of a series of manuals designed to assist young men in training for the shipping business. The necessity for such a series of manuals became evident when, as a result of the great war, the tonnage of vessels under the American Flag was, within a brief period, increased many fold. To carry on the war and to meet the demands of ocean commerce after the war, the United States Government, through the Shipping Board and private shipyards, brought into existence a large mercantile marine. If these ships are to continue in profitable operation under the American Flag, the people of the United States must be trained to operate them. Steamship companies, ship-brokers and freightforwarders must all be able to secure men necessary to carry on the commercial and shipping activities that make use of the ships. A successful merchant marine requires ships, men to man the ships, and business organization to give employment to the vessels.

"In its Bulletin upon Vocational Education for Foreign Trade and Shipping' (since republished as 'Training for Foreign Trade,' Miscellaneous Series No. 97, Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, for sale by the Superintendent of Documents), the Federal Board for Vocational Education includes among other courses suggested for foreign trade training two shipping courses upon subjects with which exporters should be familiar, namely, * Principles of Ocean Transportation' and ' Ports and Terminals.' Although such general courses are helpful to the person engaging in the exporting business, a training for the steamship business

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