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JOHNSON, Emory R. Ocean and Inland Water Transportation. New York : D. Appleton and Company, 1920. Pp (6),vii-xxii,(2),3-395,(3) + 3 folding specimen documents (opp. p.72, 108) + folding map (opp. p.50). Some tables, diagramsand b&w photos, map in the text. 8vo, maroon cloth, blindstamped lettering to front, gilt lettering to spine. "The discussion of transportation by wa ter naturally divides itself into two parts, transportation upon the ocean and upon inland waterways. Ocean transportation exceeds the traffic of inland waterways in volume and importance, and, for economic and political reasons, merits more detailed consideration. Accordingly, about four-fifths of this volume is taken up with Book I, devoted to ocean transportation. Inland waterways and their traffic are dealt with in Book II. The volume, as a whole, is a treatise on the economics of transportation by water and is intended to be a complement to the author's work on "American Railway Transportation," the first edition of which appeared in 1903." - from the preface, p.vii. Contents: Book One :Ocean Transportation; Introduction; Part I. The Ocean Transportation System. 1. The Measurement of Vessels and Traffic; 2. The History of the Ocean Carrier—The Sailing Vessel; 3. The History of the Ocean Carrier—The Steamship; 4. Ways and Terminals of Ocean Transportation; Part II. The Ocean Transportation Service. 5. The Ocean Freight Service; 6.The Passenger Service : Influence of passenger traffic on speed — Statisti cs of cabin and steerage passengers.— Rapid growth of steerage traffic.— Tourist agencies.— Inspection of immigrants at Ellis Island, New York.— Tendencies noticeable in the passenger service.— Separate accommodations for steerage passengers not emigrants — Steerage accommodations on the Caronia andCarmania; 7. The Ocean Mail Service; 8. The International Express Service; Part III. The Ocean Carriers and the Public: The Relations of the Carriers with One Another and the Public. 9. Organization of Ocean Transportation; 10. Monopoly and Competition in the Ocean Transportation Service; 11. Rate and Traffic Agreements, Pools, and Consolidation of Ocean Carrier; 12. Cooperation and Combination of Ocean and Rail Carriers; 13. Ocean Fares and Rates; 14. Marine Insurance. Part IV. Governement and the Regualtion of Ocean Commerce and Transportation. 15. Aid and Regulation by the National Government : Maritime success and national greatness.— Purposes of government aid to ocean transportation and commerce,.— Four kinds of aid given by the United States Government.— Federal departments and bureaus concerned with ship building and commerce.— The Corps of Engineers .— Department of Commerce and Labor — Lighthouse Board— Coast and Geodetic Survey — Bureau of Fisheries.— Fur Seal and Salmon Fisheries of Alaska— Steamboat Inspection Service — Bureau of Navigation— Bureau of Immigration — Bureau of Manufactures and its Consular Division — Bureau of Standard - Bureau of Statistics - Bureau ofthe Census - The Customs Service.— Revenue Cutter Service — Life Saving Se rvice.— Public Health and Marine Hospital Service .— Weather Bureau .— Hydrographic Office— Foreign Mail Service — Consular Service and Bureau of Trade Relations — Department of Justice; 16. Aid and Regulation by the State and Municipal Governments : State and Federal powers over commerce, 234.—Leading decisions of the Supreme Court defining those powers — National appropriations for rivers and harbors — Control of pilots and pilotage.— Pilotage regulations at Philadelphia and New York.— Health and quarantine regulations.— Control of piers, docks, and other terminal facilities— Police supervision of ports; 17. Port and Terminal Charges and the Taxation of Shipping : Expenses incurred in entering and discharging at New York, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Havre, Liverpool — Tables showing entrance, clearance and portcharges for a typical sailing vessel at New York— For sailing vessels and steamers at Philadelphia.— Tonnage taxes — State taxes on ships as property— Abolition of State taxes desirable; 18. The Mercantile Marine Policy of the United States : The four ways in which the United States has aided ship - building— Policy of the United States toward the ownership and operation of ships — Legislation regarding seamen — Mercantile marine policy of the United States has been liberal but unsuccessful; 19. Condition of the American Shipbuilding Industry : —Consideration of Causes and Remedies - Statistics of past and present shipbuilding in the United States — Relative cost ofAmerican- and foreign-built ships — Causes accounting for higher costs in the United States— Success in operating ships essential to growth of shipbuilding industry— All shipbuilding materials ought to be admitted free — Ship construction bounties of France — Objections to construction bounties; 20. Causes of the Decline of the American Marine in the Foreign Trade : Decline in the registered tonnage of American shipping since 1861 — Causes accounting for the decline.— Substitution of iron and steam for wood and sails —History of national shipping subsidies— Effects of the Civil War — Shippin g policy of Congress after the Civil War— Navy neglected from 1865 to 1885—Effect of subsidies granted by foreign countries— Decline in American ship ping due mainly to economic causes; 21. Government Aid to Shipping and Navigation in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan : French bounties to fisheries — French construction and navigation bounties, Acts of 1881 and 1893 — Provisions of the Act of 1902 — French payments for carrying oceanmails — British subventions for naval reserves— British Admiralty subventi ons — British mail subsidies— Subsidy granted Cunard Steamship Company in 1903— Germany's mail subventions to particular lines— Reduced railroad ratesto aid foreign trade and domestic shipbuilding— Results of Germany's polic y— Japan's ship construction bounties, Act of 1896 — Navigation bounties, Acts of 1896 and 1899 — Special mail subventions under Act of 1899 — Successof Japanese marine policy; 22. The Merchant Marine Question; 23. The Futur e Outlook for American Shipbuilding and Maritime Interests : Conditions determining success in building and operating ships — The geographic basis forAmerican shipbuilding — The economic basis of American shipbuilding and sh ipping — Abundance of capital for investment — Handicap of higher labor costs; of higher costs of operation under the American flag — The political forces are favorable to the maritime success of the United States — The favorable psychological basis. Book Two : Canal, River and Lake Transportation. 24. The Inland Waterways in the United States 25. The Improvement and Maintenance of Inland Waterways in the United States; 26. The Organization of the Service and the Equipment Employed on Inland Waterways : Equipment employed on canals — Organization of canal transportation — Equipment employed onrivers— Organization of river transportation — Coal traffic service on the Ohio — Equipment on the Great Lakes— Organization of lake transportation s ervice — Lake lines controlled by railroads — The tendency toward the consolidation of lake carriers — The Lake Carriers' Association and the Association of Lake Lines; 27. Traffic on the Inland Waterways of the United States: Statistics of total traffic not available — Traffic on New York canals; on the Ohio and Illinois canals — Traffic on the Hudson, Ohio, and Mississippi rivers — Coal traffic on the Ohio — Volume of commerce on the Great Lakes — The sail and steam tonnage on the Great Lakes.— Characteristics of thelake traffic — Traffic of railroads and waterways compared — Con-ditions r equisite to the growth of the traffic of inland waterways 28. The Relationsof Inland Waterways and Railroads as Carriers; 29. The Future of Inland Wa ter Transportation in the United States. Spine sunned, front baord slightlyscuffed, a Feb 1947 penned acquisition note, an ex libris bookplate from t he Hotel Pennsylvania, New York (of which this volume was No 4080) else very good, solid. 60.00
Title: Ocean and Inland Water Transportation. First Edition.
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