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Large Ropes

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A rope of extra large size has recently been made for i flrru in New Zealand, where it is to be used in hauling up ships when they run aground on the soft mud, wliich they occasionally do. This rope is a 21 inch white manilla havser, 120 fathoms long, and compos;-d of nine strands of 316 yarns to a strand. Aiiother rope for the sana e purpose is a 15 inch hawser of the same material, and length, and composed of nine strands of 164 yarns to the strand. When it is remembered that 12-inch ropes are the largest ordinarily made, the magnitude of those described becomes apparent. The ropes were manufactured by Frost Brothers, of Shadwell, England. Secretary Hunt some time ago issued a general order calling attention to the regulations against extravagant use of pilote on United States vessels, and in a recent case of tnis kind ordered the expense of pilotage charged against the. officer incurring it. The secretary expresses the intention of continuing this policy until the present extravagant c u stom il ubaudoued.


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Ann Arbor Democrat