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 172 - And the stately ships go on To their haven under the hill; But O for the touch of a vanished hand,
Page 172 - is certain we can carry nothing out." " Man that is born of a woman hath but a short time to live,
Page 170 - Almighty God, who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar oft
Page 22 - in the morning, to suit the tide. The elegance, comfort, safety and speed of this vessel requires 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 cabin, and 3s. for the second
Page 172 - We therefore commit his body to the deep, looking for the resurrection of the body when the sea shall give up her dead.
Page v - Ah ! what pleasant visions haunt me As I gaze upon the sea ! All the old romantic legends, All my dreams come back to me. —LONGFELLOW.
Page 39 - She is incessantly crowded with visitors. This steamboat receives her impulse from an open-spoked perpendicular wheel on each side, without any circular band or rim. To the end of each double spoke is fixed a square board which enters the water, and by the rotatory motion of the
Page 21 - In consequence he pulled out a memorandum book, and, after putting several pointed questions respecting the general construction and effect of the machine, which I answered in a most explicit manner, he jotted down particularly everything then described, with his own observations upon the boat during the trip.
Page 20 - craft, against the tide, by means of a steam-engine of a very simple construction. " The moment the engine was set to work the barge was brought about, answering her helm quickly, and she made way against a strong current, at the rate of two and a half miles an hour.

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