Observations on the Report of the Select Committee of the House of Lords, Relative to the Timber Trade

Observations on the Report of the Select Committee of the House of Lords, Relative to the Timber Trade

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ... which are of small amount, being in proportion to the shortness of the voyage; whereas the importer from the Colonies has not only much higher freight and-insurance to pay, but has to remit the cost price' in goods, and to place them in the Colony, before he can receive the Timber in exchange. ' ' CHAPTER VIII.-Tnn quality of the Timber imported from the 'North American Colonies, forms an important fea ture in the consideration of the question of duties The "description given in the Report is, that " it is more soft, less durable, and every description of it more liable, though in different degrees, to the dry rot, than Timber the produce of the North of Europe: "--that " the timber of Canada (both Oak and Fir) does not possess, for the purpose of Ship-building, more than one half the durability of wood of the same description the produce of the North of Europe; that it is particularly liable to the growth of fungi, that species of vegetation which is the forerunner of dry-rot; and that it has been observed, by professional men, that in most instances, where American Timber has been brought in contact with that of this or any other country, it has even had the effect of destroying that which was in union with it. The result of its application to other purposes of building, is described by Timber Merchants and Carpenters to be nearly similar. " The Canada Pine is, however, preferable for " its-size to-any other for Bowsprits and Masts, " when made 'of single sticks; for which purpose " it can be' employed, without the same injurious " c0nseque'nces;which might attend.its.'being.in" troduced 'into the fabricfof. the ship.-; And.it " appears to be used with.advantage;where...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236858263
  • 9781236858269