The new international encyclopaedia . heancient English law all wreck belonged to theCrown, but by the statiite aboe referred to theowner may claim his property u]ion the paymentof the proper salvage. In the United States tliedisposition of wrecks lielongs to the severalStates. The owner of a wrecked vessel mayabandon his property and is not obliged to re-move it, even thougli it ol)struet navigable waters,nor is he liable for damage occasioned thereby.Federal statutes provide that stealing fromwrecks, obstructing tile escape of a crew froma wrecked vessel, extinguishing lights or set-ting up

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The new international encyclopaedia . heancient English law all wreck belonged to theCrown, but by the statiite aboe referred to theowner may claim his property u]ion the paymentof the proper salvage. In the United States tliedisposition of wrecks lielongs to the severalStates. The owner of a wrecked vessel mayabandon his property and is not obliged to re-move it, even thougli it ol)struet navigable waters,nor is he liable for damage occasioned thereby.Federal statutes provide that stealing fromwrecks, obstructing tile escape of a crew froma wrecked vessel, extinguishing lights or set-ting up
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The new international encyclopaedia . heancient English law all wreck belonged to theCrown, but by the statiite abo\e referred to theowner may claim his property u]ion the paymentof the proper salvage. In the United States tliedisposition of wrecks lielongs to the severalStates. The owner of a wrecked vessel mayabandon his property and is not obliged to re-move it, even thougli it ol)struet navigable waters,nor is he liable for damage occasioned thereby.Federal statutes provide that stealing fromwrecks, obstructing tile escape of a crew froma wrecked vessel, extinguishing lights or set-ting up misleading liglits in order to causewrecks, .shall lie ]>nnished as felony. In the lawof marine insurani-e, a vessel becomes a wreckand may be abandoned to the insurers when sheliecomes so disabled as to be unnavigable. SeeSalvage. WRECKFISH. One of the great deep-watersea-liass of (lie genus Polyprion. closely relatedto the jewfish ( Stereolepis). It is usually to beseen about floating timber and wrecks. Two WRENS, WARBLERS, ETC.