Coasting vessel

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Coasting vessel a vessel employed in coasting; a coaster.
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Usage

In literature:

We came, after a little coasting, to a small and sheltered creek, into which it was quite easy to carry our vessel.
"Marjorie" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
In 1887 the sum of $2,000,000 was appropriated for harbor and coast defence vessels.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Two of the crew of a whaling-vessel, which had been shipwrecked on the coast, were still living at Bonin Sima.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Many merchant vessels had been lately wrecked on the north coast of Borneo, and their crews made prisoners by the pirate hordes.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
The usual means of commerce between province and province was by water in coasting vessels.
"Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates" by Howard I. Pyle
Armed vessels were sent to the coast of British North America.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The vessels slipped away from the coast, one after another, in the evening, in a manner to attract as little attention as possible.
"Richard I" by Jacob Abbott
Just off the coast of Rhode Island, near Newport, lies a British vessel, moored to a kedge.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
A government cruiser had been seen on the coast; and there were fears that the small vessel might be discovered.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17" by Alexander Leighton
It was like vessels which when wrecked and lost forever enrich the coast where they are dashed to pieces.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
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In poetry:

See sloping the skerried coasts,
With gulls and whales and fishing-posts,
And vessels in shelter riding,
While boats o'er the sea are gliding,
And nets in fjord and seines in sound,
And white with spawn the ocean's ground.
"Norse Nature" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson

In news:

CHICAGO — The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of a 45-year-old man from a 728-foot vessel in Lake Superior, one and a half miles offshore of Marquette, Mich.
ASTORIA, OREGON — The Coast Guard came to the aid of a distressed fishing vessel near the Columbia River entrance, Tuesday (July3).
The Coast Guard says one of the vessel's two engines caught fire 40 people were on board, there was no serious damage, and no injuries.
The bill, which passed the House in August, would restore Minnesota's authority to permit and inspect commercial fishing guide vessels on Lake Mille Lacs, taking the US Coast Guard out of the picture.
In this handout image provided by the US Coast Guard, commercial vessels spray water to extinguish a platform fire onboard West Delta 32.
Scores of fishing vessels were escorted by 10 coast guard ships as they confronted 21 Japanese coast guard ships, with five Chinese patrol ships nearby.
The Port of Virginia will gain a "first-in" vessel call in June when MOL will begin making weekly calls at Norfolk International Terminals with its new all-water service between the Far East and the US East Coast via the Suez Canal.
Dispatching US Navy vessels armed with cruise missiles to take station off the coast of Libya and sending 50 more Marines to protect the US embassy in Tripoli probably were necessary to safeguard American diplomatic personnel in that country.
The US Coast Guard says five fishermen were rescued from an island south of Kodiak early Thursday morning after their 58-foot-long fishing vessel struck a rock and started taking on water.
KODIAK , Alaska — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing crewmember from the 58-foot fishing vessel Advantage near Kodiak Island Friday at 8:40 pm.
It's reported that 17 people abandoned the Bounty this morning off the coast of North Carolina, after the vessel began taking on water.
The US Coast Guard medically evacuated a 51-year-old woman from the commercial fishing vessel Ana about 45 miles southwest of Marco Island early Monday morning.
An emergency vessel and six helicopters were mobilized to evacuate the workers to Kristiansund on the west coast of Norway after the leak, which happened around 03:40 local time.
The commanding officer, Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Honolulu, Gilbert Kanazawa, made the decision after learning of the vessel's better than anticipated condition.
Retired Navy vessel that prematurely sunk off the coast of Key Largo, Fla. On May 17 before crews could scuttle it to create the world's largest artificial reef.
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