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REPORT OF UNITED STATES DELEGATES TO

SECRETARY OF STATE.

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WASHINGTON:

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1890,

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DETAILED PROGRAMME

OF

SUBJECTS TO

TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE INTERNA-
TIONAL MARINE CONFERENCE.

[Framed by the American Delegates in accordance with instructions from the Depart

ment of State, March, 1889.]

GENERAL DIVISION 1.

Marine signals or other means of plainly indicating the direction in which

vessels are moving in fog, mist, falling snow, and thick weather, and at night.

RULES FOR THE PREVENTION OF COLLISIONS AND RULES OF THE

ROAD. •

1. Visibility, number, and position of lights to be carried by vessels.

(a) Steamers under way.
(6) Steamers towing.
(c) Vessels under way, but not under command, including steam-

ers laying cable.
(d) Sailing vessels under way.
(e) Sailing vessels towing.
(f) Vessels at anchor.
(9) Pilot vessels.

(h) Fishing vessels. 2. Sound-signals; their character, number, range and position of in

struments.
(a) For use in fog, mist, falling snow, and thick weather, as po-

sition signals.
For steamers under way.
For steamers towing.
For sailing vessels under way.
For sailing vessels towing.
(These siguals to show the approximate course steered

if possible.)
For vessels at anchor.
For vessels under way, but not under command, including
steamers laying cable.

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