Winter Wanderings: Being an Account of Travels in Abyssinia, Samoa, Java, Japan, the Philippines, Australia, South America and Other Interesting Countries

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Cochrane Publishing Company, 1910 - Voyages and travels - 387 pages
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Page 308 - ... starting-point and terminus of a railway to the interior. The harbor, protected by the natural breakwater formed by the island of Itaparica, is excellent. It, has a circumference of more than 112 miles, and is everywhere deep enough for the largest vessels, which, however, cannot unload at the quays, because of the heavy ground swell from the open sea. The ocean liners of the chief maritime powers of the world are represented in the shipping trade of Bahia. The bay and city are defended by an...
Page 119 - ... Penang Island in 1786, when Capt. Francis Light obtained for the East India Company a grant of the island from the Sultan of Kedah; in 1800 Province Wellesley on the mainland was added. Until 1806 the settlement was governed by Superintendents and LieutenantGovernors under the Presidency of Bengal. In 1806 Penang was made a Presidency of equal rank with Madras and Bombay. Malacca, which had been occupied by the Portuguese from 1511 and then by the Dutch from 1641, came into British hands in 1795...
Page 56 - Toronto — the largest and most comprehensive collection of its kind in the world.
Page 382 - F., showing a range of only 17 F. The climate of the plateau region is especially pleasant, the temperature in St. Elizabeth, for instance, having an annual variation of only 9 F., fluctuating between a minimum of 67
Page 52 - The Lion of the tribe of Judah has conquered. Menelik II, Chosen of the Lord, King of Kings of Ethiopia, to all who see these presents. Greeting. As the Kingdoms of the Earth decorate the...
Page 308 - ... unload at the quays, because of the heavy ground swell from the open sea. The ocean liners of the chief maritime powers of the world are represented in the shipping trade of Bahia. The bay and city are defended by an extensive system of fortifications, making it the most strongly protected town in Brazil. Of these defenses the best is the Fort do Mar, or Sea Fort, perched on an artificially enlarged rocky islet in the middle of the harbor. The city has numerous industries. For about fifty...
Page 308 - ... upper section is pleasantly surrounded by gardens of orange and banana trees, and contains some fine buildings, notably the cathedral and the palace of the archbishop. The former edifice, the finest basilica in Brazil, constructed from marble brought from Europe, was the Church of the Jesuits.
Page 308 - Hydraulic elevators connect the two parts of the city, and passenger traffic is also effected...
Page 60 - ... for when Judge JW Spencer came to Fort Armstrong in the latter part of December, 1829, on his way to Galena, the commander of the garrison engaged him to carry the mail from the fort and bring one back with him on his return trip as they had received no mail for two months and were anxious to know who had been elected President of the United States. And when the mail did come one can imagine there were no great sheafs of papers, magazines and letters when newspapers were few and far between and...
Page 227 - Government sanatorium here with grounds beautifully laid out and carefully cultivated, with fountains, bowling green, tennis and croquet lawns, arbors, shrubberies and pleasant shady walks.

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