Outing and the Wheelman Volume 5

Outing and the Wheelman Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...in fruitless search for the body of Mr. Franklin, but not until Thursday were any tidings heard, when it was learned that he was picked up on the yacht about forty miles off Delaware Breakwater. According to the statement of Mr. Franklin, he says: "After the yacht gybed found myself in the water, with one hand on the rail. After getting aboard fired four or five shots to attract the notice of companions, but hearing and seeing nothing gave them up as lost. Being left alone, without dingy or a tiller, with the main-boom carried away four feet from mast, the only thing to do was to let the yacht drive before the wind, and use the stock of a gun for a rudder. As the yacht was leaking badly, I left that and devoted my whole time to bailing, till the next afternoon. No water was left on board for drinking, and the provisions were gone, with the exception of two eggs. Becoming exhausted, I slept into the night, when I was awakened by water splashing about me, and finding that the boat was filling again, I resumed my bailing and kept it up till Thursday morning, when I was picked up by the steamer Rio Grande, bound for Galveston, and afterwards transferred to the San Marcos, which arrived at quarantine, New York, Friday morning, October 17. On leaving the yacht there were three inches of water over the cabin-floor, and she must have sunk soon after." September 20, a race was sailed on the Thames River, England, between the electrical launches Australia and Electridty. The former was built during the summer, and is 25 feet long, 5 feet 7 inches beam, and carries 50 electrical storage accumulators. The latter was built in 1882, and caused considerable sensation at the time she was launched; is 25 feet long, 5 feet beam. At the time of the race...show more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236636481
  • 9781236636485