Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London Volume 1
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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...of goods, necessarily expensive, if a railway were to form a part of the line, and the transport were to be effected partly by the Lake of Sabanja, then by land, and lastly by sea. M. de Hell is in error if he believes himself to be the first person who has taken the elevation of the ground in question, as Von Hammer has indicated the exact levels, twice estimated in 1503, by order of the Turkish government, between the Lake of Sabanja and the Sea of Marmora, as well as between this lake and the Sakaria; but there is a great difference between the results obtained in 1503 and in 1847. was very mountainous; and the probability was that the river must flow at a considerably higher level than the Sabanja. Between the lake and the Gulf of Nicomedia there was no great difierence of level. The country also being a mountainous one was not likely to offer any of those facilities for navigation which it appeared the Turks contemplated at a former period, and which was one of the reasons why they objected to give any sanction to the undertaking. The other lake mentioned by General Jochmus he was not acquainted with. The lake Apollonia certainly had a communication with the Sea of Marmora, but from what he saw in the neighbourhood of the town of Apollonia, he should not have imagined there was anything like the number of vessels mentioned by General J ochmus. It might be so. The country, particularly to the. northward, was very fertile; vineyards and silk abound; and the trade with Constantinople was very considerable. There could be no doubt that the opening out of this system of canals between Sabanja and Sakaria would very materially facilitate commercial transactions from the Sea of Marmora to the Black Sea. 3. On the Geography of the Sea...
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