de Bow's Review Volume 1

de Bow's Review Volume 1

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...for additional means of protection to our mercantile marine, such as lighthouses, lights, buoys, etc., at the different points required. This department should be placed under the superintendence of competent persons, and a record should be kept and published of the additions and changes which continually take place in the position of the maritime lights and channels. The improvements effected of late years in communication between this country and Europe, and our consequent frequent interchange of intelligence and products, have increased our mutual dependency, and augmented the chances of injurious effects from disturbances in the old world. Now more than ever this country is obliged to adopt similar measures for the preservation of its interests. 1 STEAK MARINE. 2fi5 The great maritime nations of Europe, England and France, have been making prodigious efforts to preserve their commerce by the increase of their steam navies; and we are compelled likewise to follow their example, if it be desired to meet them on an equal footing; for it must be admitted, that the application of steam has created a new era in the art of naval warfare; and that power which has the greatest force of this kind, ceteris paribus, would certainly come off victor in a contest. It is therefore a matter of congratulation, that government has shown itself aware of the importance of steam vessels by appropriations made to establish at Memphis a navy yard, principally for the construction of vessels of this description. Judging from the signs of the times, active measures for the construction of steam vessels will have to be taken. Should such be the case, the emergency will be met in a proper manner; and we have already shown that there are several places in the West...show more

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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 431g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236495187
  • 9781236495181