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COASTWISE Definition & Legal Meaning

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Vessels “plying coastwise” are those which are engaged in the domestic trade, or plying between port and port in the United States, as contradistinguished from those engaged in the foreicn trade, or plying between a port of the United States and a port of a foreign country. San Francisco v. California Steam Nav. Co., 10 Cal. 504.


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