My Early Travels And Adventures In America And Asia (Volume 2)

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tons; Royal Oak, 4056 tons; and the wooden ships Newport, surveying vessel; Psyche, despatch boat, carrying Mr. Elliott, the English Ambassador at Constantinople; the Rapid, steam sloop, 672 tons. On account of their great draught...
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tons; Royal Oak, 4056 tons; and the wooden ships Newport, surveying vessel; Psyche, despatch boat, carrying Mr. Elliott, the English Ambassador at Constantinople; the Rapid, steam sloop, 672 tons. On account of their great draught the ironclads found it impossible to enter even the roadstead of Port Said, and were consequently obliged to lie at anchor three miles off the port. The Europe, closely followed by the Fayoum, steamed towards Port Said, entered the fine capacious roadstead, and anchored alongside of the outer quay amidst the assembled fleets, which were dressed in their bunting. CHAPTER III. The Maritime Capital of the Suez Isthmus—Its Workshops and Concrete Block Manufactory—The Harbour, Quays and Piers—The Naval and Mercantile Fleets—Arrival of Royalties—The Ceremony of Blessing the Canal—The Illuminations. Isma1lla, November iStli, 1869. , Port Said, the maritime capital of the isthmus, is entirely the creation of the Suez Canal Company; for not a vestige of a dwelling existed within miles of the spot when M. de Lesseps and his few adventurous companions first pitched their tent upon the sandy beach. On the narrow strip of land dividing the lake of Menzaleh from the Mediterranean, in the centre of Port Said Conerete Block Manufactory 41 a region of lagoons, amid bare patches of moist sand, frequented by pelicans, sportive fish and fishermen, sprang up the thriving city of Port Said. It counts already 20,000 inhabitants; but who shall say what the population will be fifty years hence? There are people who say that Port Said will never become a great city, because there is no land to support it, or to invite strangers to live near it; but if the land now covered by the lagoon of Menzaleh is ever reclaimed, there will be land enough. At Por...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217240031
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 1/6/2012
  • Pages: 106
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.22 (d)

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tons; Royal Oak, 4056 tons; and the wooden ships Newport, surveying vessel; Psyche, despatch boat, carrying Mr. Elliott, the English Ambassador at Constantinople; the Rapid, steam sloop, 672 tons. On account of their great draught the ironclads found it impossible to enter even the roadstead of Port Said, and were consequently obliged to lie at anchor three miles off the port. The Europe, closely followed by the Fayoum, steamed towards Port Said, entered the fine capacious roadstead, and anchored alongside of the outer quay amidst the assembled fleets, which were dressed in their bunting. CHAPTER III. The Maritime Capital of the Suez Isthmus Its Workshops and Concrete Block Manufactory The Harbour, Quays and Piers The Naval and Mercantile Fleets Arrival of Royalties The Ceremony of Blessing the Canal The Illuminations. Isma1lla, November iStli, 1869. , Port Said, the maritime capital of the isthmus, is entirely the creation of the Suez Canal Company; for not a vestige of a dwelling existed within miles of the spot when M. de Lesseps and his few adventurous companions first pitched their tent upon the sandy beach. On the narrow strip of land dividing the lake of Menzaleh from the Mediterranean, in the centre of Port Said Conerete Block Manufactory 41 a region of lagoons, amid bare patches of moist sand, frequented by pelicans, sportive fish and fishermen, sprang up the thriving city of Port Said. It counts already 20,000 inhabitants; but who shall say what the population will be fifty years hence? There are people who say that Port Said will never become a great city, because there is no land to support it, or to invite strangers to live near it; but if the land now covered by thelagoon of Menzaleh is ever reclaimed, there will be land enough. At Por...
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