Document Volume 3

Document Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...in the waters adjoining the City of New York, are very insufficient, and that such accommodations are daily becoming less adequate to the wants of our commercial business, and that it is our duty and our interest, more rapidly than heretofore, and more extensively, to make provision for the reception and protection of our shipping." And the same meeting further unanimously resolved as follows: " That we view with lively approbation the proposed construction of a great pier in the North River, thereby forming a capacious and safe basin for every description of voesala at all seasons of the year;" and the Common Council were also requested to consider and determine whether the same should be built by the City or by a Company to be incorporated for that purpose. Piers, moles, or breakwaters, of great extent and of great cost, are not new or untried appendages of large naval or commercial depots. Evidences of this truth are found amid the ruins of the Piraeus, as well as along the Nile, the Indus, and the Ganges. They contributed, in no small degree, to the wealth and power of Syracuse, of Carthage, of Tyre, and of Alexandria. The numerous fleets of the mighty nations of former ages, could not have existed without their protection. And in latter times they were occasionally provided by the government. And at the present day piers, moles, brcakwaters, and wet docks are a part of tire business and policy of every nation laying claim to be ranked among those of acknowledged wisdom and prudence. For the greater safety and convenience, and with a view to the increase of their commerce, the English people have constructed, at an almost incredible expense, extensive and permanent stone docks and wharves at London, Liverpool, and other...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236811518
  • 9781236811516