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LIGHTERMAN. The owner or manager of a lighter. A lighterman is considered as a common Carrier. See Lighters.

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In addition to revealing the lives of black schooner and lightermen, Cecelski discusses canal building, bateaux boating, rafting , levee work, and various kinds of fishing.
This includes, for example, inland carriers, warehousemen, shipowners, customs agents, ship's agents, lightermen, stevedores and port authorities.