The Nautical Magazine: A Journal of Papers on Subjects Connected with Maritime Affairs, Band 7

Brown, Son and Ferguson, 1838

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Seite 422 - The Queen has been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignities of Baron and Earl of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland unto the Right Hon.
Seite 600 - Specimina Ichnographica ; or a brief narrative of several new inventions and experiments, particularly the navigating a ship in a calm, Ac.
Seite 494 - As to the project, however, which was announced in the.- newspapers of making the voyage directly from New York to Liverpool, it was, he had no hesitation in saying, perfectly chimerical, and they might as well talk of making a voyage from New York or Liverpool to the moon.
Seite 602 - Trinidad, of two hundred barrels burthen, which had lately arrived loaded with wheat from Colibre. The vessel was seen at a given moment, to move forward and turn about at pleasure, without sail, or oar, or human agency, and without any visible mechanism, except a huge boiler of hot water and a complicated combination of wheels and paddles.
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Seite 187 - Let this rope be 6xed to a copper point at the highest mast head, led down the after part of the mast, until it arrives at the lower mast head, and from thence led as a backstay to the outside of the ship, and there fastened to her copper sheathing. By this means a perfect metallic conducting channel is maintained for the lightning, from the highest point to the water, without interruption or contact with any thing that can possibly produce ill effects.
Seite 283 - Sidereal Heavens, And other Subjects connected with Astronomy, as illustrative of the Character of the Deity, and of an Infinity of Worlds With Engravings.
Seite 207 - London, for improvements in giving signals and sounding alarums at distant places, by means of electric currents transmitted through metallic circuits.
Seite 8 - Easterly wind with a rising barometer ; which, although it may not be at first for a few hours, will almost always become fine and clear, and end in fine weather. A third case may be considered certain : if the barometer fall suddenly and greatly, at any time, a Northerly, and most probably a NW gale, of great strength, may be confidently expected. It does not follow that it will be immediate, for it may be preceded by a strong gale from SW for a few hours, during which the barometer will seldom...
Seite 5 - In the spring, the easterly winds most prevail, frequently blowing for several weeks in succession. As the summer advances, the westerly winds become more frequent, and the SW wind may be said to be the prevailing wind in summer in all parts of the river and gulf. Light south winds take place occasionally; but north winds are not common in summer, although they sometimes occur. Steady NW winds do not blow frequently before September, excepting for a few hours at a time, when they generally succeed...

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