Congressional Edition Volume 4339

Congressional Edition Volume 4339

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...to the " donkey," and if there had not been a sufficient crew aboard then it would have been just as bad, although on the modern vessels they have other arrangements, so that now it is more perfect.in that they keep steam on the "donkey "in good shape, and I think some little allowance might be made as regards the number of the crew; but when there is a barge, a boat of 3.000 tons register, and with only 4 competent seamen--I believe there is one of 3,000 tons--that is too small a crew altogether. Q. As to the sleeping accommodations--are separate rooms furnished for the sailors and the deck hands?--A. The deck hand is the sailor. The deck hand does not sleep with the petty officer and watchmen and wheelsmen. The watchmen and wheelsmen have a room by themselves. Q. How many usually occupy a room?--A. In most cases the wheelsmen have a room by themselves, and the watchmen and the deck hands have one room by themselves. Q. That is, how many will be in that room, as a rule?--A. There could not be very many; on most of those vessels there would be one there at a time. Q. Is there any reason why those rooms can not be kept in a sanitary and comfortable condition and free from vermin?--A. It is not possible with the grade of men they carry, with the wages they pay, and the usage they give the men. A self-respecting man they could not keep there; he would not stay. One thing they have to do is to keep those men. and if the boat is clean one trip it would be in bad condition the very next passage. Q. If those rooms and beds were kept clean wotild the boats be able to attract a better class of men?--A. Not by keeping them clean alone; they would have to give them reasonable hours; then the keeping of the rooms clean might have...show more

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  • Paperback | 1136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 56mm | 1,982g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236783689
  • 9781236783684