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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, August 29, 1849 PASSENGER TRAFFIC WITH IRELAND. LIVERPOOL, Friday- A document has been issued by the Lords
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      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, August 29, 1849

      PASSENGER TRAFFIC WITH IRELAND.
      LIVERPOOL, Friday- A document has been issued by the Lords of the Privy
      Council, enforcing a new code of regulations in relation to the carriage of
      passengers between Ireland and the British shores. The communication is dated
      from the Council Chamber, Whitehall, August 7, and contains the following
      clauses:-
      "1. The number of deck passengers to be carried by a a paddle steamer,
      having no cargo on deck, shall be one passenger to every ton of the builder's
      tonnage.
      "2. The number to be carried by a paddle steamer, having cargo on deck, but
      none of it stowed shaft the paddle shaft, shall be one passenger to every
      registered ton.
      "3. The number to be carried when cargo (not live animals or poultry) is
      stowed shaft the paddle shaft, shall be three passengers to every two square
      yards clear space abaft the paddle shaft.
      "4. The number to be carried when live animals or poultry are stowed shaft
      the paddle shaft shall be fixed with reference to the arrangement of the vessel
      and cargo, so as to provide, as nearly as possible, two square yards for every
      three passengers, in a part of the vessel separate from the cattle and live
      stock.
      "5. Screw steamers, in which the deck passengers are allowed to go below,
      and are accommodated with space on the lower deck for one half their numbers, or
      on that on which the bulwarks are raised, and a spar deck constructed so as to
      afford protection to the passengers on deck, shall be licensed to carry the same
      number of passengers in each case as paddle-steamers.
      "6. Screw steamers on which these provisions are not made shall be licenses
      to carry only one passenger to every four tons of the registered tonnage.
      "7. The properties of the passengers to be carried in the months of
      November, December, January, February and March, shall be two-thirds the number
      allowed in the other months."
      Captain Dunham has also addressed a memorandum to the owners of steamers
      employed in the conveyance of passengers, recommending additional regulations,
      as follows:-
      "Custom house, Liverpool, Aug. 10
      "I am commanded by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade
      to strongly impress upon the owners of steam vessels employed in the conveyance
      of passengers the propriety of making some provisions for the health and
      cleanliness of those on board, by furnishing them with a sufficient supply of
      tarpaulin to protect them from the weather and from the washing of the sea, and
      also by providing water closets for their use.
      "Although the Lords have not thought it necessary to make these provisions
      compulsory, as they might do, by returning certificates till they should be
      complied with, they nevertheless attach a great importance to them, and will
      hear the subject in mind with a view to future legislation, should they find, by
      experience, that a necessity exists for more stringent provisions to compel the
      adoption of these reasonable measures.
      "H.M. DENHAM, Captain, R.N.,
      Steam Navigation Inspector."

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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