Claimed by the Sea Long Island Shipwrecks

bottom of the sea, and no one can ever present the lost Liberty bonds to the government for redemption. ... State Senator Martin Saxe assisted in the claim put forth by the officers and crew of the U.S.S. San Diego and on July 17, 1919, ...


Author: Adam M. Grohman


ISBN: 9780578008073

Category: Shipwrecks

Page: 241

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The Sovereignty of the Sea An Historical Account of the Claims of England to the Dominion of the British Seas and of the Evolution of the Territorial Waters

For the same reasons Dee claimed prerogative and jurisdiction for the Queen in the northern ocean, and between Scotland and the opposite coasts of Norway and Denmark, “at least to the mid-sea,” and so to the southwards “half seas over” ...


Author: Thomas Wemyss Fulton

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465616678

Category: Fisheries

Page: 799

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When the claim of the English crown to the sovereignty of the British seas became a question of international importance in the early part of the seventeenth century, the records of history and the treasures of ancient learning were searched for evidence to establish its antiquity. Some of the greatest lawyers and scholars of the time took part in the task, and they were not always content with the endeavour to prove that the claim was in conformity with the laws of England as an old heritage of the crown, but they tried to trace it back to a remote past. Selden, who was incomparably the ablest and most illustrious champion of the English pretension, as well as Boroughs and Prynne and other writers of lesser note, laboured with more or less erudition and ingenuity to show that the British dominion in the adjoining seas was anterior to the Roman occupation. From the ancient Britons it was supposed to have passed to the Roman conquerors as part and parcel of the British empire, and to have been exercised by them during their possession of the island. It is unnecessary to discuss the evidence and arguments for these contentions. They are for the most part drawn from scattered passages or even phrases in the writings of classical authors, to which a strained and improbable significance was assigned. An example may be given from Selden, who, in referring to the well-known passage in Solinus in which Irish warriors are described as decking the hilts of their swords with the tusks of sea-beasts (walrus), first tries to show that the passage applied also to the Britons, and then argues that there must have been a great fishing and a large number of fishermen to provide sufficient material, the conclusion being that the British seas were “occupied” by navigation and fishing. In reality the walrus tusks came by barter from the north, and there is little or no evidence to show that the ancient Britons fished for anything except salmon. At the utmost it may be said that the Romans were masters of the British seas, or parts of them, in a military sense. During their occupation of Britain they were also in possession of Gaul, and thus held both coasts of the narrow sea, and no doubt exercised authority over it, as the Norman and Angevin kings under similar circumstances did later. Throughout the Anglo-Saxon period of English history evidence of the existence of a sovereignty over the adjoining sea, or even of a pretension to it, is almost as unsatisfactory. Here again the authors who championed mare clausum professed to find in very ordinary events arguments in favour of their case. The seafaring habits of the Teutonic invaders and their daring and valour—they were described by the Roman poet as sea-wolves, fierce and cunning, with the sea as their school of war and the storm their friend—were regarded as proof that they possessed maritime sovereignty after their conquest of Britain. The Danegeld, a tax which was originally levied as a means of buying off the Danes, or of providing a fleet to resist their attacks, was thought by Selden to show the same thing. So also with the fleets collected by Alfred, Edgar, Ethelred, and other English kings to oppose the invasions of the Northmen,—they were believed to have secured and maintained dominion over the sea. Even the beautiful lesson in humility which Cnut desired to convey to his courtiers when, seated in regal pomp on the seashore, he vainly commanded the inflowing tide to stay its course at his behest, was seized on for the same end. “Thou, O sea,” said the great king, “art under my dominion, like the land on which I sit; nor is there any one who dares resist my commands. I therefore enjoin thee not to come up on my land, nor to presume to wet the feet or garments of thy lord.” In these words Selden professed to find clear proof that Cnut claimed the British seas as part of his dominions.

Oil Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea Part I

Sea. International environmental law has developed and reached a level of high standard during the past few decades, ... While many of the Mediterranean Coastal States have claimed a 12 nautical mile (nm) Territorial Sea, some countries ...


Author: Angela Carpenter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030122362

Category: Science

Page: 350

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This volume offers a review of oil inputs to the Mediterranean Sea from sources such as shipping, and offshore exploration and exploitation activities. It discusses international measures to prepare for, respond to, and prevent oil pollution incidents, as well as the international legal framework and agencies with a role in pollution prevention and responses. It includes chapters on modeling the fate of oil pollution, oil spill response, and oil spill beaching probability, and presents data from a range of sources, including historic data on shipping accidents and oil exploration and exploitation activities, satellite and remote sensing data, and numerical modelling data, to provide an overview of oil pollution over several years. Topics covered include modelling of oil slicks in the eastern and western Mediterranean basins, oil exploration and exploitation activities in the waters of the Levantine Basin (Eastern Mediterranean), and signatures to and ratification of the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols, for example. Together with the companion volume Oil Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea: Part II - National Case Studies, it addresses both national and international measures in the region, making it of relevance to the agencies and government bodies tasked with remediating or preventing oil pollution, as well as policymakers and practitioners in the fields of shipping, ports and terminals, oil extraction and marine management. It provides researchers with essential reference material on tools and techniques for monitoring oil pollution, and serves as a valuable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of marine oil pollution.

The Regime of the Yellow Sea

9 The three Yellow Sea countries claim territorial seas 12 nm wide, as permitted by the Convention. The outer limit of a country's territorial sea depends not only on the claimed width but on the baseline from which the territorial ...


Author: Choon-ho Park


ISBN: UVA:35007000305833

Category: Law of the sea

Page: 227

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International Law

as the Netherlands, inspired by Hugo Grotius's 1609 work Mare Liberum (The Free Sea), which claimed that the sea belonged to all nations and should be explored limitlessly. Grotius thus laid the ground for the Dutch to use superior ...


Author: Ademola Abass

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199679072

Category: Law

Page: 759

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Sea Shall Claim Them

Sea. Shall. Claim. Them. THE TRADE WINDS DIED SUDDENLY; the sea calmed until its surface gave a flat, perfect reflection of the empty sky. On the deck of their thirty-five-foot sloop, Inca Pride, Tom and Sandra watched helplessly as the ...


Author: Ed Teja

Publisher: Float Street Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 20

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Paradise can be treacherous Heading out to deep water is deceptive, especially on a beautiful, clear day. The lives of a Rasta and his girlfriend going fishing in a borrowed motorboat, and a couple traveling the islands on their sailboat have little enough in common until things go wrong. Sailing in the same waters, with no knowledge of each other, they come to share the life-threatening challenges the sea can offer them, without there being a storm in sight.

The Character and Claims of Sea faring Men

They that go down to the sea in ships : that do business in great waters . " I am about to speak to you this evening , my brethren , of a class of men which occupies in the world , a very singular position ; a position so peculiar ...


Author: Orville Dewey


ISBN: BL:A0018771317

Category: Electronic book

Page: 19

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Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe Dexter by the Sea Claim Settlement Act

Hearing Before the Select Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-eighth Congress, First Session on S. 1735 A Bill Entitled the "Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe--Dexter by the Sea Claim Settlement Act", August 30, 1983, ...


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Indian Affairs


ISBN: STANFORD:36105045385122

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 172

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The Claim to the Foreshores of the Sea Coast and Tidal Rivers in the Counties of Devon and Cornwall by Her Majesty s Commissioners of Woods and Forests Examined and Considered

... the History of Britain , as it emerges from the mist of past ages , is in a position not unlike that of a traveller from the far West , as he neareth our shores , first sighting the Land's End slowly rising from the Atlantic Ocean .


Author: James Wallis Pycroft


ISBN: OXFORD:590819398

Category: Riparian rights

Page: 23

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The Law of the Sea

The number of States claiming a l2-mile territorial sea continues to increase: one hundred eight States have now claimed this limit. It is of importance to note that certain States that had earlier made territorial sea claims exceeding ...




ISBN: IND:30000070083278

Category: Law of the sea


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