Act of Congress of August 30, 1852 relating to steamboats
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Act of Congress of August 30, 1852 relating to steamboats together with supplementary resolutions of January 7, 1953 and March 3, 1853. by United States

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Published by A.O.P. Nicholson in Washington .
Written in English


  • Steamboats -- Law and legislation -- United States,
  • Steamboats -- Safety regulations -- United States

Book details:

LC ClassificationsKF228.H54 H54 1855
The Physical Object
Pagination36 p. ;
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16788114M
LC Control Number2005577964

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Steamboat Act of Aug The law proved inadequate as steamboat disasters increased in volume and severity. The period from to was marked by an unusual series of disasters primarily caused by boiler explosions; however, many were also caused by fires and arters: Washington, D.C.   Aug Congress passed the Steamboat Act which established the Steamboat Inspection Service under the control of the Treasury Department (10 Stat. L., ). The Act of Aug , c. (10 Stat. 61), contained provisions for the licensing of pilots of steam vessels (§ 9, Ninth, id., 67). In Steamship Company v. Rivers and Harbors Act may refer to one of many pieces of legislation and appropriations passed by the United States Congress since the first such legislation in At that time Congress appropriated $75, to improve navigation on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers by removing sandbars, snags, and other obstacles. Like when first passed, the legislation was to be administered by the United.

These disasters resulted in the passage of the Steamboat Act of (10 Stat. L., ) in which enforcement powers were placed under the Department of the Treasury rather than the Department of Justice as with the Act of Under this law, the organization and form of a federal maritime inspection service began to emerge. Pennsylvania Central Railroad is completed to Ohio River. Steamboat Eclipse (1, tons) is built at record ' of length, with ' cabin! Steamboat Inspection Act of finally puts teeth into steamboat safety regulation by establishing inspection districts at Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis, Memphis and New. "the act of "- help spread this truth all america must know. We were all taught that The Civil War was waged to abolish slavery BUT FACT IS that as our Republic lay in ruin, BANKRUPT, having pit American against American, a new type of slavery was created using the silent weapon known as DEBT - as in "NATIONAL DEBT":x The first commercially viable steamboat was designed by Pennsylvania engineer and inventor Robert Fulton ( – ); the Clermont made its maiden voyage on August , , when it sailed up the Hudson River from New York City to Albany in thirty hours, and then returned. The vessel was feet long and had only a seven-foot.

The SteamboaD Act of Aug resulted from the stir which foll01red this fire; this Act was the basic lalr for steamship safety for over three-quarters of a century. Clearance of 18" wao required between any hot boiler, pipes, or machinery and any woodwork or other combustible, wi th. On Aug , licenses were required of pilots and engineers, and the Act added masters, chief mates, engineers and pilots of all steam vessels. The Ap Act required licenses of alien engineers and pilots who declared their intention of becoming citizens. In the Act steam vessel officer's licenses were issued. Acts of Congress Relating to Steamboats, Collated with the Rolls at Washington. Washington: GPO, Washington: GPO, Washington: GPO, Proceedings of the Board of Supervising Inspectors Appointed Under the Act of Congress of Aug Baltimore: James Lucas, [Hereafter published annually]. The Library of Congress does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not license or charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot grant or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute the material.