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By John Fry

The rigors and tribulations of a Canadian enterprise titan in the course of a desirable interval in 19th-century Quebec.

A brain at Sea is an intimate window right into a vanished time whilst Canada was once one of the world’s nice maritime international locations. among 1856 and 1877, Henry Fry used to be the Lloyd’s agent for the St. Lawrence River, east of Montreal. The harbour coves under his domestic in Quebec have been full of large rafts of reduce wooden, the river’s coastline sprawled with yards the place mammoth square-rigged ships – many owned by means of Fry – have been built.

As the president of Canada’s Dominion Board of alternate, Fry was once on the epicentre of wealth and effect. His domestic urban of Quebec served because the capital of the province of Canada, whereas its port was once frequently the scene of uncooked illegal activity. He fought vigorously opposed to the abduction of sailors and the harmful perform of deck loading. He additionally battled opposed to and overcame his own demon – psychological melancholy – occurring to jot down many send histories and essays on U.S.-Canada relations.

Fry was once a colorful determine and a reformer who interacted with the well-known figures of the day, together with Lord and woman Dufferin, Sir John A. Macdonald, Wilfrid Laurier, and Sir Narcisse-Fortunat Belleau, Quebec’s lieutenant-governor.

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This is a major advantage in some waterways. At sea, a typical range for coverage is expected to be about 20 nautical miles. With the use of shore-based repeater stations, the coverage range can be increased (USCG 2001a). 025 MHz (Channel 88B). In the United States those frequencies are not available, and alternative frequencies have been designated. Each ship station is equipped with two independent VHF receivers, which are normally tuned to the two AIS frequencies. The ship station is also equipped with a single VHF transmitter, which alternates its transmissions back and forth between the two frequencies.

Commercial interests include port authorities, vessel operators, and pilots, all of whom seek to improve safety and facilitate commerce through improvements in the availability and timeliness of the information available to mariners. AIS can contribute to such improvements unobtrusively without reliance on voice communications. Of these 1 There is a wealth of literature detailing the application and development of such monitoring. For example, a useful snapshot of practices in the early 1990s is provided by HMSO (1994).

The recommendations also address the application of human factors design principles to the development of shipboard AIS displays and consider the impact of such displays on future systems and programs. This report addresses the challenges associated with shipboard display of AIS information but does not cover the full spectrum of AIS challenges. For example, AIS is a complement to traditional navigational aids; it does not replace them, nor does it substitute for good judgment or replace the need to use all available means appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions to establish vessel position.

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