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" I am sorry to state that, in my opinion, the British commercial marine is at present in a worse condition than that of any other nation. Foreign shipmasters are generally a more respectable and sober class of men than the British. I have always been convinced... "
Parliamentary Papers - Page 12
by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons - 1848
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History of Merchant Shipping and Ancient Commerce, Volume 3

William Schaw Lindsay - Commerce - 1876
...and discharged." Consul Baker, of Riga, was more pointed in his Mr. Consul charges. He remarked : " I am sorry to state that, in my opinion, the British...economical manner in which their vessels are navigated, they are great losers from the serious delays occasioned, while on the voyage, and discharging and...
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The Record of the United States Naval Institute, Volume 1, Issue 2

Naval art and science
...reason for the greater trust in American ships and American masters. Consul Baker, of Riga,* says : " I am sorry to state that in my opinion the British...in a worse condition than that of any other nation I have always been convinced that while British shipowners gain more by the more economical manner...
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Penn Monthly, Volume 11

Robert Ellis Thompson, William Wilberforce Newton, Otis H. Kendall - 1880
...Riga, is the most interesting of all, and I will therefore quote a part of it. " I am sorry to say that in my opinion the British Commercial Marine is...economical manner in which their vessels are navigated, they are great losers from the serious delays occasioned while on the voyage, and discharging and taking...
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The United States of America: A Study of the American Commonwealth ..., Volume 1

Nathaniel Southgate Shaler - Industries - 1894 - 1319 pages
...the answers received to this circular are quoted by Lindsay. HBM Consul Baker, of Riga, stated : " Foreign shipmasters are generally a more respectable...economical manner in which their vessels are navigated, they are great losers by the serious delays occasioned while on the voyage, and discharging and taking...
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The United States of America: A Study of the American Commonwealth ..., Volume 1

Nathaniel Southgate Shaler - Industries - 1894 - 1319 pages
...the answers received to this circular are quoted by Lindsay. HBM Consul Baker, of Riga, stated : " Foreign shipmasters are generally a more respectable...economical manner in which their vessels are navigated, they are great losers by the serious delays occasioned while on the voyage, and discharging and taking...
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