The North American Miscellany And Dollar Magazine

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The American ships show what can be done by nodern science unflinchingly put
in prac- ace ; the English [show what can be done n spite of science and in
defiance of its principles. It appeared, from the comparison which was instituted
between the construction of American and English vessels, that the American
ship-builders have gained over le English chiefly by the ready abandonment of
old systems of routine, and the idoption of the true principles of science md the
most modern ...

The North American Miscellany

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The ships to sail in ballast of such kind as the respective builders may consider
most advantageous, und to be so stowed as to bring each ship to such an ideal
line at the surface of the water, as may be considered most conducive to their
sailing qualities; both ships to be allowed a given time in order to find their proper
trim, &c., and if the starting point is to be from England, the time the American ship
occupies in crossing the Atlantic, to count for the English ship on her trial trips.

An American Miscellany

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Bookseller's catalog of 100 items of American history, books, pamphlets, and letters. With good descriptions, brief summaries, extracts from some, and prices.