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§ 267. Special provisions respecting obstructions Obetruein the harbor of New York are contained in article New York,
IX of this chapter.
SECTION 268. Steamers meeting.
269. Landing and receiving passengers by small boat.
272. Boat's oars and signals.
273. Steamers overtaking.
274. Steamers to carry signal at night.
275. Vessels in certain waters to show light.
277. Vessels at anchor to show light.
278. Rafts on the Hudson to show light.
279. No recovery for collision in case of neglect.
280. Steamers, &c., to carry boats.
282. Dampers of steamer chimneys to be closed at Hudson
and at Poughkeepsie.
283. Regulations of course and speed on East river.
284. Regulation of speed on the Hudson river.
286. Owners liable for master's and engineer's penalties.
287. Reference to Criminal Code.
$268. When steamers meet, each shall turn to Steamers
the right, so as to pass without interference.
2 R. S., 92, § 1.
§ 269. When a passenger is to be landed from a steamer, by means of a small boat, he shall not be suffered to get into it until it is completely afloat and wholly disengaged from the steamer, except by the painter.
Landing, gers by
and receiv ing paseen.
2 R. S., § 2.
Lines used for landing,
not to be
drawn by machinery
to be stopped.
Boat's oars and signals.
§ 270. No line used for the purpose
of landing or receiving passengers shall be attached in any way to the machinery of any steamer, nor shall the small boat used for such purpose be hauled in by means of such machinery. The master or person in charge of the steamer violating this provision is guilty of a misdemeanor.
2 R. S., 92, § 4; 93, § 13.
§ 271. During the landing and receiving of a passenger, and the going and returning of the small boat for the purpose, the engine shall be stopped, and shall not be put in motion except to give sufficient force to carry the small boat to the shore, or to keep the steamer in a proper direction and safe position.
3 R S., 92, SS 3, 5.
§ 272. In every such small boat there shall be kept a good and suitable pair of oars; and in the nighttime, a signal, by means of a horn or trumpet, shall be given to the steamer from the small boat, when, having landed or received its passengers, it is ready to leave the shore.
Ib., § 16.
273. A steamer going in the same direction with another steamer ahead of it shall not approach or pass the other within the distance of twenty yards; and the steamer ahead shall not be so navigated as unnecessarily to bring it within twenty yards of the steamer following.
Ib., 92, § 7.
to carry signals at
§ 274. When any steamer is running in the Steamers nighttime, her master shall cause her to carry night. two conspicuous lights, one exposed near her bows and the other near her stern, the last of which shall be at least twenty feet above her deck.
2 R. S., 92, § 8.
§ 275. Whenever any vessel is navigating any certain part of Lake Ontario or the Rivers Niagara and St. Lawrence, within the jurisdiction of this state, in the nighttime, her master shall cause a conspicuous light to be shown in her rigging at least twenty feet above her deck, and another light from the taffrail.
2 R. S., 94, § 22.
§ 276. Every master, or other person in charge, Penalties. who violates any of the provisions of the preceding eight sections, incurs a penalty of two hundred and fifty dollars for each offense.
2 R. S., 92, § 9.
§ 277. When any vessel is at anchor in the nighttime in the harbor of New York, at any point north of the village of Castleton on Staten island, and south of the south point of Blackwell's island, or in any part of the Hudson river, or on Lake Champlain, or in the harbors or ports on Lake Ontario and the Rivers Niagara and St. Lawrence, within the jurisdiction of this state, the master or other person at the time in charge of the vessel shall cause her peak to be lowered, and a
anchor to show
Rafts on the
Hudson to show light.
No recovery for
collision in case of
&c. to carry boats.
conspicuous light shown in her rigging at least twenty feet above her deck, and another light from her taffrail, under penalty of fifty dollars for every neglect.
2 R. S., 93, §§ 14, 15, 21.
§ 278. Every raft of timber floated on the River Hudson at night shall show two red lights, one at each end, and at least ten feet above the upper logs or plank of such raft, under penalty of fifty dollars for every neglect.
2 R. S., 94, § 19.
$279. Neither the master or owner of any vessel, boat or raft can recover damages for injuries to the same or to himself by a collision growing out of non-compliance upon its part with the provisions of the preceding six sections.
2 R. S., 94, § 16.
§ 280. Every vessel propelled by steam or fire, navigating any waters of this state, and carrying passengers, must be provided with boats as follows;
1. If of five hundred tons measurement, one first class life-boat, one row-boat twenty-five feet long by seven wide, capable of carrying fifty persons each, and at least one good row-boat besides ;
2. If of two hundred and fifty tons measurement, and not five hundred, at least two ordinary row-boats;
3. If of less than two hundred and fifty tons burden, at least one small row or life boat.
All which boats must be attached in such manner that they can be launched at any time for immediate use.
From 2 R. S., 95, §§ 24, 25.
§ 281. The master and owners, and each of Penalty. them, of any vessel not provided with boats, as required in the preceding section, are subject to a fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, recoverable by action in any court of record, to be paid to the treasurer of the county in which any of the defendants reside, for the use of the poor.
§ 282. It is the duty of every master or other person in charge of a steamer navigating the River Hudson, and of every engineer and fireman thereof, to close the dampers in the pipes or chimneys
of the steamer, or otherwise prevent the escape of
2 R. S., 95, §§ 29 to 31.
to be closed
at Hudson and at
§ 283. In passing through the East river, be- of course tween the battery at the southern extremity of on East