The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), July 14, 1884

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Nautical Gazette: A correspondent sends in a clipping, which we publish for the benefit of amateur boatmen, in the hope that the sensible hints may be memorized: 1. Get a good stiff boat. 2. Seat yourself so as to keep her on an even keel. 3. Do not load her down too much. 4. Let the stern be lower in the water than the bow. 5. Keep cool and don't get excited. 6. Inquire for all dangerous places and keep away from them. 7. Take all rollers or swells bow on. 8. When in the way of a steamer, make up your mind which side you are going at once and pull for it. 9. Don't fool or skylark in a boat. 10. If you have a crank aboard who is always getting nervous and frightened and who can't keep still, put him ashore. 11. If you do upset, keep cool and hang on to the boat. She will float and hold up a large number. Always remember this. 12. Take no liquor aboard. If you must drink wait till you get ashore and then make a fool of yourself.

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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), July 14, 1884