TITLE

CHAPTER SIX: MIDWEST AND COASTAL OPERATIONS

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Taking the Sea: Perilous Waters, Sunken Ships, & the True Story ;2009, p97
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter 6 of the book "Taking the Sea: Perilous Waters, Sunken Ships & the True Story of the Legendary Wrecker Captains" is presented. It looks at laws governing salvaging operations in the Midwest and the West and East Coasts. Salvaging on the West Coast was quite limited at first, which was in contrast to the East Coast. The rule of law tried to govern wreckers and their activities. If a wrecker went to the aid of a ship in distress, he was entitled to compensation for what was rescued. No award was given for saving lives.
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36211838

 

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