Steam Navigation: And Its Relation to the Commerce of Canada and the United States (Google eBook)

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William Briggs, 1898 - Canada Commerce - 381 pages
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Page x - And I have loved thee, Ocean ! and my joy Of youthful sports was on thy breast to be Borne, like thy bubbles, onward : from a boy I wantoned with thy breakers they to me Were a delight : and if the freshening sea Made them a terror 'twas a pleasing fear, For I was as it were a child of thee, And trusted to thy billows far and near, And laid my hand upon thy mane as I do here.
Page vi - Entered according to Act of the Parliament of Canada, in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety, by CARSWELL & Co., in the office of the Minister of Agriculture.
Page 182 - O God of our salvation ; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea...
Page 185 - MAN, that is born of a woman, hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down like a flower ; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.
Page 185 - O well for the sailor lad, That he sings in his boat on the bay ! And the stately ships go on To their haven under the hill ; But O for the touch of a vanish'd hand, And the sound of a voice that is still ! Break, break, break, At the foot of thy crags, O Sea ! But the tender grace of a day that is dead Will never come back to me.
Page 185 - We therefore commit his body to the deep, to be turned into corruption, looking for the resurrection of the body when the sea shall give up her dead...
Page 34 - Broomielaw on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, about mid-day, or at such hour thereafter as may answer from the state of the tide and to leave. Greenock on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, in the morning, to suit the tide. The elegance, comfort, safety, and speed of this vessel require only to be proved to meet the approbation of the public ; and the proprietor is determined to do everything in his power to merit public encouragement. The terms are for the present fixed at 4s. for the best...
Page 34 - AND HELENSBURGH, FOR PASSENGERS ONLY. " The subscriber, having at much expense fitted up a handsome vessel to ply upon the river Clyde between Glasgow and Greenock to sail by the power of wind, air and steam, he intends that the vessel shall leave the Broomielaw on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, about mid-day, or at such hour thereafter as may answer from the state of the tide ; and to leave Greenock on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, in the morning, to suit the tide.
Page 302 - ... the probable cost of the same, with estimates in detail; and if any part of the same should be built in the territory of Canada, what regulations or treaty arrangements will be necessary between the United States and Great Britain to preserve the free use of such...
Page viii - In honour of the men by whose enterprise, courage and skill, the 'Royal William' the first vessel to cross the Atlantic by steam power was wholly constructed in Canada and navigated to England in 1833. The pioneer of those mighty fleets of ocean steamers by which passengers and merchandise of all nations are now conveyed on every sea throughout the world.

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