The Clyde Passenger Steamer

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J. MacLehose and sons, 1904 - Shipbuilding - 382 pages
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Page 9 - The terms are for the present fixed at 4s. for the best cabin, and 3s. the second ; but, beyond these rates, nothing is to be allowed to servants, or any other person employed about the vessel. The subscriber continues his establishment at Helensburgh Baths, the same as for years past, and a vessel will be in readiness to convey passengers in the COMET from Greenock to Helensburgh. Passengers by the COMET will receive information of the hours of sailing, by applying at Mr.
Page 9 - 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. The elegance, comfort, safety, and speed of this vessel...
Page 9 - Comet,' between Glasgow, Greenock, 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...
Page 9 - The terms are, for the present, fixed at 4s. for the best cabin, and 3s. the second, but beyond these rates nothing is to be allowed to servants, or any other person employed about the Vessel. The subscriber continues his establishment at Helensburgh Baths, the same as for years past, and a vessel will be in readiness to convey Passengers that intend visiting Helensburgh. Passengers by the
Page 9 - COMET,' between Glasgow, Greenock, 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 midday, 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...
Page 10 - The subscriber continues his establishment at Helensburgh Baths the same as for years past, and a vessel will be in readiness to convey passengers in the ' Comet' from Greenock to Helensburgh. " Passengers by the ' Comet" will receive information of the hours of sailing, by applying at Mr.
Page 3 - My Lords and Gentlemen, if you do not adopt Mr. Bell's scheme other nations will, and in the end vex every vein of this empire. It will succeed, and you should encourage Mr. Bell.
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Page 3 - the practicability and great utility of applying steam to the propelling of vessels against winds and tides, and every obstruction on rivers and seas where there was depth of water.
Page 6 - He had a practical enough turn of mind to analyse the causes of the failures and to benefit from them. Even James Watt, who knew more about the steam engine than anyone, was not optimistic. He said to Henry Bell: How many noblemen, gentlemen and engineers have puzzled their brains and spent their thousands of pounds, and none of these, nor yourself, has been able to bring the power of steam in navigation to a successful issue.

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