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In the United States the spelling is Harbormaster not Harbourmaster. It is Wikipedia convention to use the spelling that is proper for the region. It is improper to use Harbourmaster when describing the American profession.

If harbourmasters only existed in the United States then it would be appropriate to use the American spelling for the whole article. Since the post exists everywhere the spelling should be consistent throughout the article. Therefore, since the article was started in British English it should continue to be in British English throughout unless it refers to a proper name (e.g. Queen's Harbourmaster), in which case the spelling used in the appropriate country should obviously be used. Spelling should not be changed halfway through an article. This is quite clearly stated in the Manual of Style. -- Necrothesp 13:14, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

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