The New International Encyclopaedia Volume 4
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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...artillery, and engineer barracks, a school of military engineering, and a large military hospital. As a naval base, it is one of the most important in the kingdom. The royal dockyard, which was first, established by Queen Elizabeth, embraces an area of about 500 acres and contains building slips and floating docks in which the largest ships of the navy may be built or repaired. One basin, famous for its size, has a frontage of 6000 feet and a width of 800 feet. At times 5000 workmen are employed. In connection with the yard is a metal-mill which supplies it with copper plates and bolts. Melville Hospital is a large establishment for sailors and marines. There are also extensive harracks for marines. Population, in 1891, 31,700: in 1901, 40,800. Consult "Chatham," in Municipal Journal (London, 1900). CHATHAM. A town in Northumberland County, New Brunswick, on the Miramichi River, near its entrance into Miramichi Bay, six miles northeast of Newcastle (Map: New Brunswick. D 2). It has a Roman Catholic cathedral, a college, hospital, and a temperance hall. It is a port of entry, with a fine harbor, shipyards, foundries, mills, gas-works, and a large export trade in fish, lumber, etc. Population, 5000. CHATHAM. A town in Kent County, Ontario, Canada, on the Thames River, 45 miles east-northeast of Detroit. Mich., reached by the Grand Trunk Railway and the Erie and Huron Railroad, and by steamboats from lakes Erie and Huron (Map: Ontario, A 5). It is in a rich agricultural district, has a large trade in grain and lumber, and manufactures machinery, carriages, wagons, iron goods, woolens, soap, and tobacco. The United States is represented hv a consul. Population, in 1891, 9052; in 1901, 9068. CHATHAM. A borough in Morris County, N....
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