What is COASTER?

A term applied to vessels plying exclusively between domestic ports, and usually to those engaged in domestic trade, as distinguished from vessels engaged in foreign trade and plying between a port of the United States and a port of a foreign country ; not including pleasure yachts. Belden v. Chase. 150 U. S. 674, 14 Sup. Ct. 264. 37 L. -Ed. 1218

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