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(without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.
1905 Excerpt: ...of her steaming are given. On May 18th at 8
o'clock A.M., they were off Kelwith Head. They consumed 17 tons of
coal that day. Generally the consumption was about 18 tons and the
number of revolutions Io'/j. She arrived at Halifax on the 1st of
June, and at Boston on the 3rd. I find no list of the crew, but
there is a memorandum of the composition of the ship's company of
the Steamship "Hibernia." It shows a very different distribution of
force to that employed in the modern boat without sails.--Captain 1
Officers 4 Carpenters 2 Boatswains 2 Seamen 16 Engineers 6 Firemen
12 Coal Trimmers 10 Steward for Engineers 1 Boys 5 Stewards and
Cooks 27 Captain's Boy 1 Doctor 1 Purser 1 Total 89 The Mayor of
Boston wrote the following letter to Captain Douglas and enclosed a
card of invitation: --City Hall, Mayor's Office, June 4, 1840. Dear
Sir: --I have the honor to enclose you a card for our meeting
to-morrow in honor of the arrival of the Unicorn. And it will give
me much pleasure to welcome you at City Hall to-morrow at 3
o'clock. If there are any other gentlemen whom you desire to have
invited, I shall be much obliged if you will communicate the names.
Your obedient servant, Jona. Chapman, Mayor. Captain Douglas, Esq.
Card. City Of Boston. City Council Requests the Honor of the
Company of Capt. Douglas at Faneuil Hall On Friday next, at half
past 3 o'clock, P.M. to celebrate The Opening Of Steam Navigation
Between the Kingdom of Great Britain and this City. Guests will
assemble at City Hall, at 3 o'clock P.M. Tickets to be shown at the
door of Faneuil Hall. June 4, 1840. The passengers presented
Captain Douglas with a silver basket inscribed: "To Captain Walter
Douglas from the passengers on board the Royal Mail Steamer Packet
'Unicorn, ' on the voyag...
|Country of origin:
Literary & Historical Society of Quebec
||246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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