The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Sep 14, 1882

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A dispatch from Washington says: The inquiry has been raised by certain collectors of customs whether they should proceed at once to ascertain the tonnage capacity of excepted spaces under the act of August 5, 1882, and make the necessary entry onto marine documents of all vessels belonging to their respective districts. They also ask whether they should ascertain the tonnage of such spaces and make the entry of the same vessel other than those of their respective districts. Assistant Secretary New, in a recent communication to the collector at Wilmington, says the measurements of those spaces and the entries on the marine documents should be made in the districts to which such vessels belong as rapidly as they can be reached. Collectors will make similar measurements and entries on vessels not belonging to their districts, only when some peremptory necessity for ascertainment of their total tonnage arises, for example, on a change of documents required by a surrender of an outstanding document, or by sale of a vessel, or on payment of tonnage tax, or the arrival of a vessel from a foreign port.

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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Sep 14, 1882