Isthmus of Panama, history of the Panama railroad and of the Pacific mail steamship company

Harper, 1867 - 317 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 221 - ... above the upper deck"; the breadth thereof at the broadest part above the main wales, half of which breadth shall be accounted the depth of such vessel, and then deduct from the...
Σελίδα 281 - Peru is bounded on the north by Ecuador, on the east by Brazil and Bolivia, on the south by Bolivia and...
Σελίδα 42 - ... stone twenty-six feet wide and eight feet in thickness, increasing in the proportion of an. inch to the foot down to their foundations, which were constructed of piles and concrete. The ballasting, which was, however, previously well under way, was carried on and completed throughout the entire line of the road in the most substantial manner, and the rapidly decaying spruce, pine, and native wood ties were removed, and replaced with ties of lignum-vitae, imported from the province of Carthagena.
Σελίδα 207 - ... any act, neglect, or default whatsoever of the pilot, master, or mariners...
Σελίδα 193 - No person can be received on board who is suffering from any infectious disease, and if in the course of the voyage any passenger shall be found to be suffering from a disease of that character, he will be required at his own expense, to find accommodation at any port in which the vessel may happen to be at the time, or at the first port she may reach after the discovery of the existence of the disease. In this case the...
Σελίδα 36 - Grande, to meet the advancing work from the Atlantic side ; and on the 27th day of January, 1855, at midnight, in darkness and rain, the last rail was laid, and on the following day a locomotive passed from ocean to ocean.
Σελίδα 185 - A deposit of £5 is required to secure a berth ; the balance to be paid before embarkation.
Σελίδα 193 - Passengers are not allowed to take on board wines, spirits, or other liquors for use during the voyage, an ample stock thereof being provided on board at moderate prices.
Σελίδα 34 - ... was again commenced upon it, as well as upon several sections of the road between this point and the Pacific terminus. At times there was a force of several hundred men employed ; but they were mostly Irish, unable to endure the effects of the climate, and, being also badly cared for, their numbers were soon so thinned by sickness and death that the contractor found himself unable to accomplish any part of the contract for the price agreed upon.
Σελίδα 32 - Transit ; but the weather was so tempestuous that, after several lives had been lost in attempting to effect a landing, they were forced to take refuge in the harbor of Navy Bay. It was then proposed that, instead of waiting for fair weather in order to return to Chagres, the passengers should be transported over the railroad to Gatun, from whence they could proceed up the river in bongoes as usual. There was not yet a single passenger car on the road : an accident like the present had never been...

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