Weekly Commercial News Volume 60-61

Weekly Commercial News Volume 60-61

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...for 139 years. A long life was also granted to the ihrce-masted schooner "Three Sisters," a contemporary oi' the "Betsy Cains." She had taken part in 1689 in the siege of Londonderry. At the beginning of the last century, nficr she had attained the respectable age. of 130, she was still voyaglng in the Irish Sen. In an account of old ships, the brig "Brotherly Love," which carried Captain Cook on many a notable voyage, should not he omitted. After a service of 140 years, she sank in a collision in the harbor oi' Hamburg. In November, 1892, the Danish ship "De Tree Sosirene" cast anchor in the harbor of Dundee. Some curious person hll upon the idea of looking up the history of the vessel. The investigation proved that the Danish vessel was built in 1772 and was at that time 120 years of age. The "Success," which voynged from one English port to another, was lnunchcd in 1789. As late as 1895 she made s voyage lo Australia and inter crossed the Aiiuntic ocean. It is, of course, dlfficult to ascertain what is fhc maximum term of service of a steamship under the most favorable conditions. Of ihe steamers built from 1815 to 1830, not a single one seems to be in existence. Some yenrs ago 'ihe oldest vessel of the English merchant fleet was the side-wheeler "Sir Charles Ogles" of Halifax, built in Dartmouth in 1830. At the same dale, the oldest English iron steamer was the Cardiff ship "Swift," which is now 71 years old and is still in active service.---Scientiflc American..i.cents.i_. The traffic bureau of the San Francisco Chamber oi' Commerce was yesterday advised that the Unllcd States Treasury Department has ruled that a war tax may noshow more

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