Glances at Europe

Glances at Europe

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"[...]counterpart, off Holyhead: and her sailing qualities, tested under the most unfavorable auspices, are also admirable. She needs but good weather to make the run in ten days from dock to dock; she would have done it this time had the winds been the reverse of what they were or as the Asia had them before her. The luck cannot always be against her. Praise of commanders and officers of steamships has become so common that it has lost all emphasis, all force. I presume this is for the most part deserved; for it is not likely that the great responsibility of sailing these ships would be entrusted to any other than the very fittest hands; and this is a matter wherein mistakes may by care be avoided. The qualities of a seaman, a commander, do not lie dormant; the ocean tries and proves its men;[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 13.46mm | 412.77g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507673647
  • 9781507673645

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