The Proposed Nicaragua Canal an Impracticable Project

The Proposed Nicaragua Canal an Impracticable Project : A Communication Addressed to the Nicaragua Canal Board in Regard to the Commercial, Nautical and Economic Conditions Involved in the Scheme (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Proposed Nicaragua Canal an Impracticable Project: A Communication Addressed to the Nicaragua Canal Board in Regard to the Commercial, Nautical and Economic Conditions Involved in the Scheme Tea and raw silk, our chief imports from China and Japan, will continue to come to New York and other At lantic seaports via the Suez Canal, and such imports on our Pacific coast will come directly to San Francisco by steamer, and thence be distributed into the interior by rail. The Nicaragua Canal is out of the line of that trade. For reasons already given, it is absurd to assume that sailing tonnage engaged in Asiatic commerce will ever be diverted to the Nicaragua Canal. The Cape of Good Hope and Cape Horn routes will continue to be sought by all sailing vessels so employed. Then again the relative ton nage charges on the two canals per ton on the Suez Canal, as against computed, on the Nicaragua Canal - would be fatal to the latter. The same thing would be true if the Nicaragua Canal tolls were only half as great. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 73g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243113854
  • 9780243113859