Report of the Proceedings of the Annual Convention Volume 5

Report of the Proceedings of the Annual Convention Volume 5

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...is entitled to a channel that will float such ships at any stage of the tide and for this purpose even our new 35-foot channel is not adequate. At the instance of the Port Directors 21 clause is included in the last Rivers and Harbors Bill authorizing a preliminary survey looking toward a still deeper channel. The development of a great world port at Boston is no local matter, for it means the continuance of the industrial supremacy of New England. The two chief ports of Continental Europe, Hamburg and Antwerp, are as near together as Boston and New York. If Antwerp with only little Belgium behind it can dispute the primacy of Hamburg supported by all the resources of the German Empire, perhaps history will repeat itself on this side of the Atlantic. At 1 o'clock P. M., the convention took a recess until 2.30 o'clock P. M. The afternoon of September 5th was spent in a delightful visit to Fort H. G. Wright on Fisher's Island, opposite New London. The convention party and a large number of citizens of New London and Groton proceeded by the Steamer Shinnecock to Fisher's Island where they were the guests of Colonel Richmond P. Davis, who was already known to the party through his presence at the artillery practice at Fort Monroe, Virginia, the year before. The visit was arranged by the Chief of Coast Artillery. The programme was as follows: I. Salute upon arrival of party. 2. Inspection of the post and fortifications. 3. Target practice with rapid fire guns. 4. Target practice with I2-inch mortars. 5. Review and dress parade of the command. Following the artillery practice and the inspection of Fort H. G. Wright, one of the greatest pieces of modern artillery engineering in the country, commanding the approaches to...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688714X
  • 9781236887146