She sent a chair sailing across the room.
When only a child he liked to stand by the river and see the ships sailing past.
Toby held his breath as Ully disappeared through the door to where Jared sat. When the mad scientist wasn't sent sailing back through the door, Toby sat down to put on his shoes.
Sometimes Selkirk saw ships sailing in the distance.
nicians sailing the Red sea.
Nothing but smooth sailing from here on out.
Once his ship was sailing in the great Pacific Ocean, It was four hundred miles from the coast of South America.
It is certain, however, that his whole heart was in the expedition, which appealed to his love of romance and of the gigantic. His words to Joseph Bonaparte shortly before sailing are significant: "Our dreams of a republic were youthful illusions.
Mr. Endicott told me about the great ships that came sailing by from Boston, bound for Europe.
The coast-line of both main islands is deeply indented and many of the bays and inlets form secure and well-protected harbours, some of which, however, are difficult of access to sailing ships.
==Shipping== Although Argentina has an extensive coast-line, and one of the great fluvial systems of the world, the tonnage of steamers and sailing vessels flying her flag is comparatively small.
The maritime traffic is largely conducted by the steamers of the subsidized Austrian-Lloyd company, Trieste being the principal commercial centre; the coasting trade is carried on by small Greek and Turkish sailing vessels.
The sailing of Decaen's squadron early in March 1803 had alarmed the British ministers and doubtless confirmed their resolve to have the question of peace or war settled speedily.
At the present time the river is navigated by sailing craft of some size from Hit downward.
The whistle of the locomotive penetrates my woods summer and winter, sounding like the scream of a hawk sailing over some farmer's yard, informing me that many restless city merchants are arriving within the circle of the town, or adventurous country traders from the other side.
If Peter really thought of taking the administration into his own hands, he very soon abandoned the idea and returned to the irregular suburban life he had led during his half- Peter the sister's regency - associating with foreigners who could Great, teach him the mechanical arts of the West, drilling 1689- troops, building and sailing boats, forming projects 1725.
The door cracked in the middle beneath the second blow, and she went sailing once again.
For "great circle sailing" see Navigation.
The manufacture of the cable, begun early in the following year, was finished in June, and before the end of July it was stowed partly in the American ship " Niagara " and partly in decided to begin paying out in mid-ocean, the two vessels, after splicing together the ends of the cable they had on board, sailing away from each other in opposite directions.
Sailing in 1838 for New South Wales, on his return in 1840 he at once commenced the greatest of all his works, The Birds of Australia, which was finished in 1848 in seven volumes, to which several supplementary parts, forming another volume, were subsequently added.
Sailing to Chioggia he blocked the channel leading from the lagoon to the sea, and Doria was caught in a trap. Pisani stationed himself outside the Lido, on the open sea, to intercept relief should any appear, and Doria, instead of blockading Venice, was himself blockaded in Chioggia.
The army was visited by a plague, and the fleet was prevented from sailing by the total absence of wind.
Our voyaging is only great-circle sailing, and the doctors prescribe for diseases of the skin merely.
It was clearing, and over the tops of the trees clouds were swiftly sailing as if unveiling the stars.
They subsequently hid among the Pulau Sambilan near the mouth of the Perak river, and thence captured a large Portuguese vessel which was sailing from Malacca in company with two Burmese ships.
At that point, the iffy parts of human history are behind us and it is blue skies and clean sailing ahead.
His beautiful word-pictures made us feel as if we were sitting in the shadow of San Marco, dreaming, or sailing upon the moonlit canal....
The chief centre, however, of the fishery in the west of England is at Newlyn, near Penzance, where the small local sailing boats are outnumbered by hundreds of large boats, both sail and steam, which come chiefly from Lowestoft for the season.
The substitution of steamships for sailing vessels has brought about a diminution in the number of vessels belonging to the Italian mercantile marine, whether employed in the coasting trade, the fisheries or in traffic on the high seas.
The older navigation by utilizing the power of the wind demands a very intimate knowledge of these conditions, and it is probable that a revival of sailing ships may in the present century vastly increase the importance of the study of maritime meteorology.
The whole wing is a unique modification, deeply affecting the skeletal, muscular and tegumentary structures, but fluttering, skimming, sailing, soaring are motions much more akin to one another than climbing and grasping, running, scratching, paddling and wading.
Thus the distance between New York and Oporto, following the former (great circle sailing), amounts to 3000 m., while following the rhumb, as in Mercator sailing, it would amount to 3120 m.
The harbour, in which ships of all nations may be seen, as well as great numbers of the picturesque sailing craft engaged in the coasting trade, is somewhat difficult of access to larger vessels, but has been improved by the construction of new breakwaters and dry docks.
Shipping has been fostered by paying bounties for vessels constructed in France and sailing under the French flag, and by reserving the coasting trade, traffic between France and Algeria, &c., to French vessels.
When I went to get a pail of water early in the morning I frequently saw this stately bird sailing out of my cove within a few rods.
He was in Botany Bay in January 1788; and sailing thence, the explorer, his ship and crew were never seen again.
Small sailing craft navigate upwards as far as Samarra; above this all navigation is downward, and by raft.
I did not imagine, when I studied about the forests of Maine, that a strong and beautiful ship would go sailing all over the world, carrying wood from those rich forests, to build pleasant homes and schools and churches in distant countries.
In 1898 the list comprised only 1416 sailing vessels of all classes, from Io tons up, with a total tonnage of 118,894 tons, and 222 steamships, of 36,323 tons.
Shipping.The following table thhows the increase in tonnage of sailing and steam shipping engaged in foreign trade entered and cleared at the ports of France over quinquennial periods from 1890.
The increase in the tonnage of sailing vessels, which in other countries tends to decline, was due to the bounties voted by parliament to its merchant sailing fleet with the view of increasing the number of skilled seamen.
Arboreal species include the well-known opossums (Phalanger); the extraordinary tree-kangaroo of the Queensland tropics; the flying squirrel, which expands a membrane between the legs and arms, and by its aid makes long sailing jumps from tree to tree; and the native bear (Phascolarctos), an animal with no affinities to the bear, and having a long soft fur and no tail.
Among the steamers the increase has chiefly taken plac in vessels of more than 1000 tons displacement, but the number of large sailing vessels has also increased.
This was one of the greatest calamities that could have happened to South America; for the discoverer of the South sea was on the point of sailing with a little fleet into his unknown ocean, and a humane and judicious man would probably have been the conqueror of Peru, instead of the cruel and ignorant Pizarro.
In the following year the Portuguese Ferdinando Magalhaes, familiarly known as Magellan, laid before Charles V., at Valladolid, a scheme for reaching the Spice Islands by sailing westward.
Eventually a Biscayan named Sebastian del Cano, sailing home by way of the Cape of Good Hope, reached San Lucar in command of the " Victoria " on the 6th of September 1522, with eighteen survivors; this one ship of the squadron which sailed on the quest succeeded in accomplishing the first circumnavigation of the globe.
But the Fourth Crusade was not to be plain sailing to Egypt.
Agamemnon had offended Artemis, who prevented the Greek fleet from sailing for Troy, and, according to the soothsayer Calchas, could be appeased only by the sacrifice of Agamemnon's daughter.
Then, sailing from Valencia to Genoa, he made his way to Venice, where he arrived during the last days of 1535.
In1890-1891the number of steamers that entered and cleared Turkish ports was 38,601, and of sailing vessels 140,726, the total tonnage of both classes of vessels being 30,509,861.
In1897-1898the number of steamers was 39,680 of 32,446,320 tons, the number of sailing vessels being 134,059 of 2,207,137 tons, thus giving a total tonnage of 34,653,457.
Between 1876 and 1880 there were 475 sailing vessels with a tonnage of 230,691, and 110 steam-ships with a tonnage of 87,050.
Local products, including kat, firewood, live animals, ghi, dates, honey, wax, gums and sesame oil, to the value of about £125,000, were exported in 1919-20.1,065 steam vessels of aggregate tonnage 2,736,391 and sailing craft of tonnage 365,569 cleared in the year ending March 1919.
Sailing, biking and fishing are only a few of the outdoor activities here.
and of sailing vessels 133,706, with a tonnage of 2,506,000 tons, the total tonnage being thus 46,686,000 tons.
The number of steamships belonging to Turkey in1899-1900was 1 77 of 55,93 8 tons, as compared with 87 of 46,498 tons in 1897-1898, the number of sailing Value of Goods Imported into, and Exported from, together with Number vessels in the same years being respectively 2205 of 141,055 tons and Tonnage of Vessels cleared at, Principal Ports of Turkish Empire.
Above Bagdad there are no steamers on the Tigris, but sailing vessels of 30 tons and more navigate the river to Samarra and beyond.
Dagupan has a small shipyard in which sailing vessels and steam launches are constructed.
In 1907 there were (exclusive of fishing vessels) 470 sailing ships with a tonnage of 2 71,661, and 610 steamers with a tonnage of 1,256,449.
On the south bank of the stream there follow in succession, going from east to west, the Moldau dock for river craft, the sailing vessel dock (Segelschiff Hafen, 3937 ft.
A considerable number of foreign sailing vessels also carried on an important coasting trade.
In 1901 the merchant navy included 228 steamers of 91,465 tons net, and 343 sailing vessels of 76,992 tons net.
Still sailing northward, taking notes as he proceeded for a rough chart of the coast, and landing at Bustard and Keppel Bays and the Bay of Inlets, Cook passed over 1300 m.
suggestion of Toscanelli, and under-estimating the diameter of the globe, by sailing due west.
Sailing directions for Lake Michigan, Green Bay, and the Strait of Mackinac, U.S. Navy Hydrographic office publication No.
These Dutch maps and charts are generally accompanied by descriptive notes or sailing directions printed on the back of them.
Rio de Janeiro was not settled till a later period; and for a considerable time the nearest captaincy to Santo Amaro, sailing along the coast northwards, was that of Espirito Santo.
You want room for your thoughts to get into sailing trim and run a course or two before they make their port.
The marsh hawk, sailing low over the meadow, is already seeking the first slimy life that awakes.
Facilities for boating are limited (excepting on the Forth), but rowing clubs find opportunity for practice and races on the Union Canal, where, however, sailing is scarcely possible.
The classification of ships into six rates, and into rated and non-rated ships, continued during the existence of the old sailing fleets, with modifications in detail.
An accident prevented his sailing with his regiment to Brazil, and after a visit to Flanders, where an uncle offered to secure a commission for him, he went to England, picked up the language, and in 1752 became tutor in a Shropshire family.
To the great alarm of the inhabitants a body of about 1400 men disembarked, but it quickly capitulated, practically without striking a blow, to a combined force of the local militias under Sir Richard Philipps, Lord Milford and John Campbell, Lord Cawdor; the French frigates meanwhile sailing away towards Ireland.
The army was now thoroughly out of heart, and Demosthenes was for at once breaking up the camp, embarking the troops, and sailing back to Athens.
108 D., Sailing Directions for Lake Ontario, Hydrographic Office, U.S. Navy (Washington, D.C., 1902); St Lawrence Pilot (7th ed.), Hydrographic Office, Admiralty (London, 1906).
Sailing thence to Sur near Ras el Had, he travelled southward through the country of the Bani bu Ali to the borders of the desert, then turning north-west up the Wadi Betha through a fertile, wellwatered country, running up to the southern slopes of J.
There were 12 foreign steamship lines trading at Peruvian ports in 1908, some of them making regular trips up and down the coast at frequent intervals and carrying much of its coastwise traffic. Foreign sailing vessels since 1886 have not been permitted to engage in this traffic, but permission is given to steamships on application and under certain conditions.
On the northern shore of Hong-Kong there is a patent slip at East or Matheson Point, which is serviceable during the north-east monsoon, when sailing vessels frequently approach Victoria through the Ly-ee-mun Pass.
On the 8th of March about 1 p.m., the "Merrimac," commanded by Commodore Franklin Buchanan (1795-1871), steamed down the Elizabeth accompanied by two one-gun gun-boats, to engage the wooden fleet of the Federals, consisting of the frigate "Congress," 50 guns, and the sloop "Cumberland," 30 guns, both sailing vessels, anchored off Newport News, and 1 For the idea of the low free-board and the revolving turret Ericsson was indebted to Theodore R.
the steam frigates "Minnesota," and "Roanoke," the sailing frigate "St Lawrence," and several gun-boats, anchored off Fortress Monroe.
The port of Ancona was entered in 1904 by 869 steamships and 600 sailing vessels, with a total tonnage of 961,612 tons.
In 1875 1568 sailing ships and 698 steamers (with a total of 740,731 tons) entered and 1588 sailing ships and 700 steamers (with a total of 756,807 tons) cleared this port; in 1883 3379 sailing and 1126 steam vessels (with a total of 1,056,201 tons) entered and 3276 sailing and 1120 steam vessels (with a total of 960,229 tons) cleared.
Most of the sailing vessels were Greek and Turkish, and most of the steamers were Austrian, French and Turkish.
The contents of these logs, it is true, refer more to maritime meteorology than to oceanography properly so-called, as their main purpose is to promote a rational system of navigation especially for sailing ships, and they are supplied by the voluntary co-operation of the sailors themselves.
Dickson's discussion of the observations of Wolfenden in the little sailing yacht " Silver Belle."
Almost every householder in both islands is the owner, joint owner or skipper of a sailing ship. The southern Sporades are as follows: Ica'ria, Patmos, Leros, Calymnus, Astropalia (Astypalaea or Stampalia), Cos (Stanko), Nisyros, Tilos or Episcopi, Syme, Khalki, Rhodes, Crete and many smaller isles.
After a year and a half in London, Franklin was persuaded by a friend named Denham, a Quaker merchant, to return with him to America and engage in mercantile business; he accordingly gave up printing, but a few days before sailing he received a tempting offer to remain and give lessons in swimming - his feats as a swimmer having given him considerable reputation - and he says that he might have consented " had the overtures been sooner made."
Passing Santarem, the highest point to which the tide ascends, and the limit of navigation for large sailing vessels and steamers, the river divides below Salvaterra into two arms, called the Tejo Novo (the only one practicable for ships) and the Mar de Pedro.
The principal passenger steamers sailing from the port are those of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company for the West Indies and the Pacific (via Panama) and for Brazil and the River Plate, &c., and the Union-Castle line for the Cape of Good Hope, Natal, East Africa, &c., both of which companies have their headquarters here.
energy and skill required and the length (three to five years when sailing vessels were employed) of the ever-widening voyages which finally took the fishermen into every quarter of the globe, contributes the most romantic chapters in the history of American commerce.
When the Civil War and steam navigation put an end to the supremacy of Massachusetts wooden sailing ships, much of the capital which had been employed in navigation was turned into developing railway facilities and coasting steamship lines.
Scholars, guessing from isolated passages in classic writers, or arguing on general principles, had held that the "Indies" could be reached by sailing due west.
In July of that year, however, he was pursued by a squadron of British vessels, and escaped by good seamanship and the fine sailing qualities of the "Constitution."
He urged upon the administration the bold policy of protesting against the sailing of Cervera's fleet, on the ground that it would be regarded as a warlike measure not against the Cuban revolutionaries, who had no navy, but against the United States; and he advised that, if Cervera sailed, an American squadron be sent to meet him and to prevent his approach to America.
Miaoulis, for all his high character and courage, was often unable to prevent his captains from sailing home at critical moments, when pay or booty failed.
The island was discovered by Columbus in 1493, and received its name from the vessel on which he was sailing.
Sailing into the Caspian, he ravaged the Persian coasts from Derbend to Baku, massacred the inhabitants of the great emporium of Resht, and in the spring of 1669 established himself on the isle of Suina, off which, in July, he annihilated a Persian fleet sent against him.
Though wooden ships were still largely employed, the ironclad even then had begun to take a commanding place, and the sailing ship at last disappeared from naval warfare.
In these circumstances navigation is especially perilous for sailing craft.
Sailing thence north-westward for many weeks, over a sea so calm that he named it El Mar pacifico, he sighted only two small islands.
In 1 599 he published Certaine errors in Navigation detected and corrected, and he was the author of other works; to him also is chiefly due the invention of the method known as Mercator's sailing.
The requirements of an elongate body moving through the resistant medium of water are met by the evolution of similar entrant and exit curves, and the bodies of most swiftly moving aquatic animals evolve into forms resembling the hulls of modern sailing yachts (Bashford Dean).
In 1905 the mercantile marine of Mexico comprised only 32 steamers, of 13,199 tons, and 29 sailing vessels, of 8451 tons.
The following table illustrates the growth and progress of British home shipping: Number and Tonnage of Steamers and Sailing Vessels registered in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands on 31st of December of various Years.
In Stuart times all ranks of society believed in her, and referring to her supposed foretelling of the Great Fire, Pepys relates that when Prince Rupert heard, while sailing up the Thames on the 10th of October 1666, of the outbreak of the fire "all he said was, ` now Shipton's prophecy was out.'" One of her prophecies was supposed to have menaced Yeovil, Somerset, with an earthquake and flood in 1879, and so convinced were the peasantry of the truth of her prognostications that hundreds moved from their cottages on the eve of the expected disaster, while spectators swarmed in from all quarters of the county to see the town's destruction.
Thence Thorfinn revisited Hop, staying two months; and also made a voyage northward in search of Thorhall, rounding Keelness and sailing westward (along the north coast of Cape Breton Island?), and apparently southward also, till they came to the mouth of a river flowing from east to west.
On the 3rd of July Washington took command of the American army at Cambridge and proceeded with what is known as the "siege of Boston," which was marked by no special incident, and closed with the evacuation of the town by the British on the 17th of March 1776, Howe sailing away to Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Leif took specimens of all these, and sailing away came home safely to his father's home in Brattahlid on Ericsfiord in Greenland.
The transoceanic invasion progressed slowly through the 17th and ~8th centuries, delayed by the head winds of a rough ocean which was crossed only in slow sailing vessels, and by the rough backwoods of the Appalachians, which retarded the penetration of wagon roads and canals into the interior.
The invasion was wonderfully accelerated through the I9th century, when the vast area of the treeless prairies beyond the Appalachians was offered to the settler, and when steam transportation on sea and land replaced sailing vessels and wagons.
The Civil War caused enormous losses to the merchant marine, and the worldwide substitution about this time of iron steamers for wooden steamers and sailing vessels contributed to prevent a recovery; because, although ship-building was one of the earliest arts developed in the colonies, and one that was prosecuted with the highest success so long as wooden ships were the dominant type, the United States has never achieved marked success with the iron steamer, and the law has precluded the registry as American of vessels built abroad.
John Cabot, sailing from Bristol, reached the shores of Canada in 1497.
The imports for 1905 aggregated 103,874,724 milreis gold, or about two-fifths the importation of the whole republic. The shipping arrivals in 1908 were as follows: from foreign ports, 1195 steamers of 3,479,357 tons and 75 sailing vessels of 84,474 tons; from national ports, 243 foreign steamers of 582,633 tons, 773 national steamers of 475,587 tons and 294 national sailing vessels of 20,250 tons - in all 2580 vessels of 4,642,301 tons.
Although the carrying trade of Hanover is to a great extent absorbed by Hamburg and Bremen, the shipping of the province counted, in 1903, 750 sailing vessels and 86 steamers of, together, 55,498 registered tons.
¦ A movement set on foot at the instance of Edward Atkinson, the well-known Boston economist, and warmly supported by the Massachusetts State Board of Trade, seeks to establish by treaty neutral zones from the ports of North America to the ports of Great Britain and Ireland and the continent of Europe, within which zones steamship and sailing vessels in the conduct of lawful commerce should be free to pass without seizure or interruption in time of war.
Here you find articles in the encyclopedia on topics related to ships and sailing.
He returned on the eve of the abolition of the Shogunate, and followed Enomoto (q.v.) when the latter, sailing with the Tokugawa fleet to Yezo, attempted to establish a republic there in defiance of the newly organized government of the emperor.
The art of sailing seems to have been unknown, and it is probable that down to the 3rd century the only peoples which could truly be described as seafaring were those of the Baltic and the Cattegat.
c. 89, he writes, - "Mariners at sea, when; through cloudy weather in the day which hides the sun, or through the darkness of the night, they lose the knowledge of the quarter of the world to which they are sailing, touch a needle with the magnet, which will turn round till, on its motion ceasing, its point will be directed towards the north" (W.
In Scandinavian records there is a reference to the nautical use of the magnet in the Hauksbok, the last edition of the LandndmabOk (Book of the Colonization of Iceland): - "Floki, son of Vilgerd, instituted a great sacrifice, and consecrated three ravens which should show him the way (to Iceland); for at that time no men sailing the high seas had lodestones up in northern lands."
The coast is generally so low as to be visible to navigators only within a very short distance, the mangrove trees being their only sailing marks.
There are good bathing, boating, sailing, fishing and wild-fowl shooting.
The corresponding figures for ships sailing from the two ports first named were in the same year 7642 and tonnage 10,298,405.
In 881 Norman pirates, sailing up the Rhine, took and sacked the city; but it rapidly recovered, and in the i ith century had become the chief trading centre of Germany.
The days of sailing ships from China had not entirely passed, and the steamers of the period were built for rapidity of transit to London.
The opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 soon changed the course of all trade with the East, and in a few years the sending of tea per sailing ship round the Cape of Good Hope was a thing of the past.
The best notion of the process of warping may be gained by sailing up the Trent from the Humber to Gainsborough.
Sailing vessels - 386 19,067 2181 559,436 2
Sailing vessels 394 17,472 2255 516,180 2
In 1868 it consisted of ~5 steamers (including 2 ironclads) and 44 sailing vessels, but during the various wars of the period 1848-1871, only a few minor actions were fought at sea, and for many years after the French War the development of the navy did not keep pace with that of the empires commercial interests beyond the seas, or compete seriously with the naval power of possible rivals.
Dakar is a regular port of call for other French lines and for the Elder Dempster boats sailing between Liverpool and the West Coast of Africa.
It is this Etesian wind which enables sailing boats constantly to ascend the Nile, against its strong and rapid current.
Among the craft using the river the dahabiya is a characteristic native sailing vessel, somewhat resembling a house-boat.
The sailing boats entering the harbour are almost entirely Turkish.
The whc 1st conceptions represented Re as sailing across the heavens ran: ship called Manzet, the bark of the dawn; at sunset bro stepped aboard another vessel named Mesenktet, the Res k of the dusk, which bore him back from west to east fror ing the night.
In 1901, 1411 steamers and sailing craft aggregating 1,830,000 tons register cleared from Sulina for European ports carrying, besides other merchandise, nearly 13,000,000 quarters of grain.
while sailing vessels declined during the half century to one-third of their number in 1850, steam vessels increased thirteenfold.
It is true that the tonnage of the 918 sailing vessels of 1905 was considerably in excess of that of the 3432 sailing vessels of 1850, but even so it was a declining figure from a higher tonnage of the middle of the period.
On the east coast the leading yards are at Leith, Kirkcaldy, Grangemouth, Dundee, Peterhead and Aberdeen, which, in the days of sailing ships, was renowned for its clippers built for the tea trade.
It is also resorted to by native sailing craft from all parts of the Malay Archipelago.
- The Persian Gulf is by tradition the home of sailing craft, for their skill in handling which the Phoenicians afterwarns became famous in the Mediterranean.
Jesus in the painted window of Mansfeld church, stern of face, sword in hand, sitting on a rainbow, coming to judge; an altarpiece at Magdeburg, in which a ship with its crew was sailing on to heaven, carrying no layman on board; the deeds of St Elizabeth emblazoned on the window of St George's parish church at Eisenach; the living pictures of a young nobleman who had turned monk to save his soul, of a monk, the holiest man Luther had ever known, who was aged far beyond his years by his maceration; and many others of the same kind.
Then, sailing round Ceylon, he captured Malacca, the key of the navigation of the Indian archipelago, and opened a trade with Siam and the Spice Islands (Moluccas).
meats At first the Dutch, following in the track of the English, attempted to find their way to India by sailing round the north coasts of Europe and Asia.
Their objective was not so much India as Japan (Cipangu), of which they only knew vaguely as a land of spices and silks, British and which they hoped to reach by sailing westward.
The story (alluded to by Milton, Rabelais, Mrs Browning and Schiller) of the pilot Thamus, who, sailing near the island of Paxi in the time of Tiberius, was commanded by a mighty voice to proclaim that "Pan is dead," is found in Plutarch (De orac. defectu, 17).
Then sailing south he touched at Mindanao, from which he sailed north-west, past Bohol to Cebu.
A Portuguese by birth, he had been sailing in the employ of King Charles I.
In the sailing directions, issued in 1561, for the use of this expedition the phrase " las Islas Filipinas " was used as applying to the entire archipelago.
The transoceanic invasion progressed slowly through the 17th and 18th centuries, delayed by the head winds of a rough ocean which was crossed only in slow sailing vessels, and by the rough " backwoods " of the Appalachians, which retarded the penetration of wagon roads and canals into the interior.
The invasion was wonderfully accelerated through the 19th century, when the vast area of the treeless prairies beyond the Appalachians was offered to the settler, and when steam transportation on sea and land replaced sailing vessels and wagons.
In 879 Danish invaders, sailing up the Thames, wintered at Fulham and Hammersmith.
D'Abreu, sailing in a southeasterly direction from the Straits of Malacca, skirted the southern coast of Borneo and laid up his ships at Amboyna, a small island near the south-western extremity of Ceram.
The Marshall Islanders are the boldest and most skilful navigators in the Pacific. Their voyages of many months' duration, in great canoes sailing with outrigger to windward, well-provisioned, and depending on the skies for fresh water, help to show how the Pacific was colonized.
Plague-rats have rarely been found in ships sailing from infected ports; and though millions of these animals must have been carried backwards and forwards from quay to quay betweenHong-Kong, Bombay and the great European ports, they have not brought the disease ashore.
The lake has been navigated from the earliest times, and about 80 sailing boats, carrying about 20 tons burden, now ply on it, chiefly with wheat and firewood.
It is recorded in the Monumentum Ancyranum that a Roman fleet sailing eastwards from the mouth of the Rhine (c. A.D.
Nor did his kindness cease there; before sailing on the expedition to Cadiz, in the beginning of 1596, he addressed letters to Buckhurst, Fortescue and Egerton, earnestly requesting them to use their influence towards procuring for Bacon the vacant office of master of the rolls.
The number and gross tonnage of the registered sailing and steam vessels belonging to the United Kingdom were as follows at the end of each of the years named: These figures show not only that steamers have been rapidly taking the place of sailing vessels, but also that large steamers are preferred to small, their average tonnage having increased from 1092 tons in 1895 to 1440 in 1909.
The numerous inland waters and sheltered channels within the skargard have caused the high development of sailing as a summer sport, the Royal Swedish Yacht Club having its headquarters in Stockholm.
In 1905 their ocean-going merchant marine consisted of only 148 vessels, of which 54 were steamers of 42,873 tons net, and 94 were sailing vessels of 39,34 6 tons.
Bander Lingah being the port where most of the pearls obtained on the Arabian coast of the gulf are brought to and exported from, has more native shipping (all sailing vessels) than the other ports.
Two or three flat-bottomed sailing vessels navigate the lake of Urmia in north-western Persia, carrying merchandise, principally agricultural produce, from the western and south-western shores to the eastern for the supply of Tabriz.
On the eve of sailing from Aulis he attempted to offer a sacrifice, as Agamemnon had done before the Trojan expedition, but the Thebans intervened to prevent it; an insult for which he never forgave them.
I r), and the fact that ships sailing thither started from Ezion-Geber at the head of the Red Sea.
Sailing from San Lucar in April 1538, he first went to Havana, his advanced base of operations; starting thence on the 12th of May 1539 he landed in the same month in Espiritu Santo Bay, on the west coast of the present state of Florida.
It was with this intention that Bartholomew Diaz, sailing southwards, discovered the Cape of Good Hope in 1488.1 Nine years after the discovery of the Cape by Diaz another Portuguese expedition was fitted out under Vasco da Gama.
Thence he pushed on round the coast, landed in Mossel Bay, then sailing up the south-east coast he sighted land again on the 25th of December 1497, and named it in honour of the day, Natal.
Pedro Alvares Cabral, sailing to India, but steering far westward to avoid the winds and currents of the Guinea coast, reached Brazil Woo) and claimed it for his sovereign.
It is very nearly the shortest route, great circle sailing, from Panama to Yokohama and Hongkong; the Panama Canal will shorten the sea route from Liverpool and Hamburg by about 5500 m.
While the bulk of the coal is sent to France and the Mediterranean ports, an increasing quantity of anthracite is shipped to Germany, and, in sailing vessels to the Pacific ports of America,.
84 sailing up the east coast of Scotland is said to have espied but not to have reached Thule ("dispecta est Thule") but the phrase is merely literary.
Sailing again on the 26th of July, he began on the 28th of August the survey where Smith left off, at 37° 36' according to his map, and coasted northwards.
Sailing steadily westward he entered Hudson Bay on the 3rd of August, and passing southward spent the next three months examining the eastern shore of the bay.
See Georgian Bay and North Channel Pilot, Department of Marine and Fisheries (Ottawa, 1903); Sailing Directions for Lake Huron, Canadian Shore, Department of Marine and Fisheries (Ottawa, 1905); Bulletin No.
108 C. Sailing Directions for Lake Huron, &c. U.S. Navy Department (Washington, 1901).
Sailing round the west coast of Scotland he halted off Arran, where negotiations were opened.
Flying animals differ entirely from sailing ships and from balloons, with which they are not unfrequently though erroneously compared; and a flying machine constructed upon proper principles can have nothing in common with either of those creations.
A sailing ship is supported by the water and requires merely to be propelled; a flying creature and a flying machine constructed on the living type require to be both supported and propelled.
The physical properties of water and air explain in a great measure how the sailing ship differs from the balloon, and how the latter differs from the flying creature and flying machine constructed on the natural type.
The sailing ship is, as it were, immersed in two oceans, viz.
A balloon differs from a sailing ship in being immersed in only one ocean, viz.
While, therefore, there is apparently no correspondence between the area of the wing and the animal to be raised, there is, except in the case of sailing insects, birds and bats, an unvarying relation as to the weight and number of oscillations; so that the problem of flight would seem to resolve itself into one of weight, power, velocity and small surfaces, versus buoyancy, debility, diminished speed and extensive surfaces - weight in either case being a sine qua non.
On Christmas Day 1832 he took passage in a sailing vessel for the Mediterranean.
Before sailing for India he received the degree of D.D.
17, Survey of Northern and North-Western Lakes, U.S. War Department, Lake Survey Office, Detroit (1907); Sailing Directions for Lake Superior and the St Mary's River, U.S. Hydrographic Office publication No.
These were followed by other volumes of stirring verse, The Island Race (1898), The Sailing of the Long-ships (1902), Songs of the Sea (1904).
The government employ steam vessels for passenger and mail services between the islands, and there are large numbers of sailing craft belonging to the islanders.
The Pruth and Sereth are navigable for a short distance by small sailing craft; the conservancy of the Danube (q.v.) is controlled by a European commission, which sits at Galatz.
Colombia has no part in the carrying trade, however, her merchants marine in 1905 consisting of only one steamer of 457 tons and five sailing vessels of 1385 tons.
The Russian commander massed his troops in heavy columns after the fashion of 1813, and drew in his left wing so that it should as far as possible be out of range of the allied men-of-war, which were sailing down the coast in line with their land forces.
In 1688 Davis cleared Cape Horn and arrived in the West Indies, while Swan's ship, the "Cygnet," was abandoned as unseaworthy, after sailing as far as Madagascar.
In 1698 the sailing of the first Darien expedition created great excitement.
z08D, Sailing Directions for Lake Erie, &c. (Washington, 1902); Sailing Directions for the Canadian Shore of Lake Erie, Department of Marine and Fisheries (Ottawa, 1897); J.
1064, Harold was sailing in the Channel when his ship was driven ashore by a tempest near the mouth of the OrigJn Somme.
Harassed by these domestic troubles, the king could not carry out his intention of sailing for Flanders in the spring, and spent the greater part of the campaigning season in wrangles with his subjects.
But while he was sailing to Flanders his ship was intercepted by some London vessels, which were on the look-out for him, and he was deliberately murdered.
Slidell; succeeded in running~ the blockade and in reaching Cuba, where they embarked on the Trnt, a British mail steamer sailing for England.
62), and changed into "a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy."
Meanwhile her husband had also effected his escape and was sailing towards the French coast.
Thus we feel it in its motion as wind, and observe the dynamical effects of this motion in the quiver of the leaf or the motion of a sailing ship. It offers resistance to the passage of bodies through it, destroying their motion and transforming their energy - as is betrayed to our hearing in the whiz of the rifle bullet, to our sight in the flash of the meteor.
By the Suir there is navigation for barges to Clonmel, and for sailing vessels to Carrick-on-Suir; by the Barrow for sailing vessels to New Ross and thence for barges to Athy, and so to Dublin by a branch of the Grand Canal; and by the Nore for barges to Inistioge.
The shipping visiting the port of Constantinople during the year 1905, excluding sailing and small coasting vessels, was 9796, representing a total of 14,785,080 tons.
Sailing is hardly ever practised, and squalls on the lakes are often dangerous to the rowing-boats.
We hear also of one Master Peter, who inscribed and illuminated maps for the infante; the mathematician Pedro Nunes declares that the prince's mariners were well taught and provided with instruments and rules of astronomy and geometry "which all map-makers should know"; Cadamosto tells us that the Portuguese caravels in his day were the best sailing ships afloat; while, from several matters recorded by Henry's biographers, it is clear that he devoted great attention to the study of earlier charts and of any available information he could gain upon the trade-routes of north-west Africa.
Sailing up the Shannon they built strongholds on Lough Ree and devastated Connaught and Meath.
One dark winter night in 1855, during a terrific gale, 24 sailing ships and 60 lighters went ashore off the mouth and upwards of 300 persons perished."
Sailing ships of 200 tons register have given way to steamers up to 4000 tons register carrying a deadweight of nearly 8000 tons; and good order has succeeded chaos.
The relations, political and commercial, of the natives were all with the north and east; consequently no large town was founded on the banks of the river, nor any trade carried on (before the coming of the white man) by vessels sailing the ocean.
Surbiton is the headquarters of the Kingston Rowing Club and the Thames Sailing Club.
In 1905 the mercantile marine comprised 449 steamships of 434,846 tons, and 541 sailing vessels of 85,583 tons.
The sailing vessels are decreasing in numbers in the exterior trade, but not in the coasting trade, which is decidedly developing and occupying more craft.
The fishing fleet, chiefly sailing boats, is also important, and is manned by a hard.- and active coast population.
On its way through Portugal the Douro traverses the Paiz do Vinho, one of the richest wine-producing territories in the world; large quantities of wine are conveyed to Oporto in sailing boats.
Until the 17th century the pirates used galleys, but a Flemish renegade of the name of Simon Danser taught them the advantage of using sailing ships.
The introduction of sailing ships gave increased scope to the activity of the pirates.
While the galleys, being unfit for the high seas, were confined to the Mediterranean and the coast, the sailing vessels ranged into the Atlantic as far as the Canaries or even to Iceland.
Before Katie could respond, one of the nearby trees snatched her and flung her into the air. She soared above the treetops and let out a cry when she started to fall. A branch caught her and flung her back up. She saw Deidre and Toby sailing through the air in a similar fashion. The second branch almost missed her and snatched her around the leg before throwing her back up.
"Toby, Deidre â€“ " A branch grabbed her around the chest, squeezing out the air in her lungs. When she was sailing again, she looked around for Deidre and Toby. The angel was soaring through the air, head over feet, but Deidre was nowhere to be seen.
There was widespread consternation among our crew on hearing that we'd be sailing with the "prince."
Jubilee Sailing Trust - bringing together able-bodied and physically disabled people throught the medium of tall ship sailing and building.
abseiling, hill walking, sailing, open canoeing ).
The harbor has safe anchorage for small boats whilst the sailing club has regular events during the year.
Superb yacht cruising area plus excellent angling / small boat sailing on fresh or sea water lochs.
He set sail from England in 1842 - it took him six months by sailing ship to reach the antipodes.
The upper deck five sailing vessels barrier reef aquatic dioramas.
arrive12.30pm sailing from Scrabster was to leave at 1.30pm arriving in Stromness at 3.30pm.
Personal profile: Hobbies include marathon running, hill walking, skiing, sailing, horology, etching, photography and making automata.
bareboat sailing, providing maximum choice at all experience levels.
In 1847 Dodd registered the ownership of his first three vessels, two of which were sailing barges.
The sailing barge is to be seen in a number of Windsor postcards of the time.
barqueommanded the sailing bark Althea before being given the command of a steamship.
barqueLargo Bay was 68m long, beam 11m, an iron sailing bark carrying general cargo, bound London to Aukland.
barquehe 13th January 1879, the 500 ton sailing bark " Luigi Olivari " was wrecked in a storm at Coulderton.
Whether they were sailing the ships, pushing the barrows, driving a forklift, or pushing a pen, made no difference.
Activities include bird-watching, snorkeling, sailing and walking - one of Explore's most laid-back tours.
My mother hearing of the Spanish Armada sailing up the English channel gave premature birth to me ' .
Indeed the step from teaching dinghy sailing to managing a Flotilla can seem a bit of a stretch.
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The skipper had plotted and charted the sailing legs and hired a boat before I'd done my first run.
The Swallow and the Amazon are two sailing boats.
boathouse on the sailing lake at Fairlop Waters, near Fairlop Station.
The retractable bowsprit and easily raised or lowered mast make the 24 ' economical to berth and suitable for single-handed sailing.
At an early age he was apprenticed to the old sailing brigs of the East Coast.
Swan Fan Makkum - the largest brigantine in the world and one of the most striking sailing vessels currently roaming the seas.
There is nothing they enjoy more than sailing the sea, chasing treasure and being big, bad, bold buccaneers.
He emerged the champion, flying the burgee for Bembridge Sailing Club (BSC ).
bursary recipient for sailing, are now part of the UK Sport England World-Class Potential program.
Sprite also diversified into making small sailing crafts called Sprite Dinghies and electric golf caddies.
The Greek caique and Turkish gulet are typical of the crewed cruising sailing boats.
canoeing, sailing or skiing in the UK or abroad.
Charactersi canvassed the a secluded swimming only remain sailing the water was.
Attractive steel engraved cartouche with title embedded on a rock, sailing ships in the background, piece of eight coin and sheep.
Have you ever wanted to experience the thrill of sailing a catamaran?
catamaran sailing cruises the busiest.
royal clipper In 1902, the largest, fastest sailing ship the world had ever seen was launched.
Here were built iron sailing clippers and huge complex steam engines were fitted into battleships.
From the start of the last century right into the new Millenium, sailing cobles have brought interest to visitors to the harbor.
collided at high speed with the dinghy he was sailing in.
By the 1860s most coal carried to London came by steam colliers, with sailing vessels picking up the pieces.
As the sailing colliers tended to arrive en masse on a favorable wind, the river became clogged.
Hugh, whose father is a former commodore at the Downs Sailing Club in Deal, is also focussed on his long term future.
A helpful 24-hour concierge assists guests in planning their activities, from shopping to golf, sailing to skiing.
Any neutral ship not carrying contraband was allowed to go to the port it was sailing for.
Merlins have good club sailing countrywide plus Britain's most enjoyable, varied and competitive Open Circuit.
New sailing and non sailing members of all ages are welcome to join (sorry, no motorized craft ).
Looking down over the estuary you can see small fishing boats and sailing craft.
Boating, Sailing, Fishing Falmouth offers wonderful facilities for boating, with hire boats being easy to arrange to explore local creeks.
cruse ships and sailing, we think of fun and pleasure.
cutter rig gives divers the chance to have a go at sailing in between dives.
dhow sailing, river cruise and camping the African way make for a fantastic experience.
Lamu was incredible - shrouded in ancient Arabic culture, African influences and sailing dhows on the deep blue Indian ocean.
Magnus Bain started his sailing with the Kirkwall club where he sailed a laser dinghy for seventeen years.
The more adventurous can hire a sailing dinghy, or a mountain bike.
Welcome to the UK Laser Association The Laser is the most popular sailing dinghy that has ever been produced.
dinghy sailing at the age of five.
Mersey River Rescue has caught the lost sailing dingy.
dingy sailing in the Goyt Valley, can be arranged.
dockside hula were stored in frigid waters off Island Star Sailing between the rocks.
downwind sailing with 12 hour runs of over 120 nm.
Benissa holidays are popular with watersports enthusiasts, with excellent facilities and conditions for scuba diving, windsurfing, sailing, diving and fishing.
enwrapped in the symbolism of sailing on the raft of Buddha to the shores of Nirvana.
exhilaratelose to the action and enjoy some exhilarating sailing.
There is nothing to beat the exhilaration of sailing.
Moving to the Isle of Wight The Town of Cowes is internationally famed for the Cowes Week sailing regatta held annually in August.
ferry across the estuary to Rock, a haven for sailing and water skiing.
A three-day sailing festival is the warm-up to three days of racing action.
fjord line is a major operator of passenger ferry services sailing from Norway.
A regatta fleet of 18 included many who were sailing in an open event for the first time.
Showing a small sailing vessel among small ice floes, with land in the distance.
flotilla sailing around the Victory Gallery.
foredeck of a sailing yacht.
The original sailing rig is a large balanced lug foresail with a small mizzen, but a gunter sloop rig is now also available.
But when dealing with the sailing fraternity in all its various guises, this is not as simple as it sounds.
We operate three traditional, gaff rigged sailing vessels, including Golden Vanity, a 53 ' Gaff Cutter.
This is the perfect way to wave goodbye to the port on the start of your sailing.
By using light airs a well trimmed sailing ship can make considerable headway on what appears to be a flat calm sea.
Crews must have a capable helmsman and a good degree of sailing ability.
Knowing elsewhere the other boats are sailing, and we just sit there helpless.
hood ornament replaced the mayflower sailing ship emblem that had appeared on every previous model since 1928.
The 700 year old harbor had been extensively used by the sailing hoys which regularly plied their trade from London.
By dockside hula were stored in frigid waters off Island Star Sailing between the rocks.
The sixes start sailing over square leg and our total suddenly seems indefensible.
Now the rigid inflatable will enjoy a new lease of life with the sailing club.
The bays, sandy coves and rocky inlets provide some of the safest spots for bathing, sailing and windsurfing in Cornwall.
Then Tom, Huck and Jim are accidentally kidnaped by a mad inventor and go sailing off in a hot-air balloon.
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Idle Duck sailing after the rig was upgraded with a big roller reefing jib.
Take a sunset cruise aboard a Siamese sailing junk or enjoy a massage in the shade of a palm tree.
keelboat sailing on the Mersey straight from the city center all year round.
keelboat sailing today.
Try the wooden sailing ketch from Cala Gonone to the fabulous sea caves and beaches nearby.
Typical South West inshore trawler This model is still incomplete Motorized sailing ketch by John Berridge.
This 40 foot ketch is fitted with a twizzle rig for down wind sailing.
On reaching the lakeside, a sailing boat could be seen lying on its side some 90 yards from the lakeside bank.
With 1,077 ft. of water under my own two feet I was now sailing across Scotland's deepest loch.
She was originally a sailing lugger, principally by two lugsails carried on two masts.
This one is shown here, Now follows the sailing coble with its traditional dipping lugsail.
I intend to do as much sailing as I can over the winter as I need to get back into using center mainsheet again.
April sailing of to fully the song of experience costa cruise Mediterranean the greek.
The license to practice medicine has also proved a legal minefield, particularly with ships sailing under flags of convenience.
Nick Dempsey has earned Britain's fourth Sailing medal, with bronze in the men's mistral.
Cruises will Daytona Sailing Charters offer passenger horizon ii effigy mounds american river cruise line national.
Hagara's crew included Italian sailing legend Giovanni Soldini who is usually found onboard larger 60ft multihulls.
nautilus yachting offers sailing holidays throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean and other Tropical destinations.
oarsmandition to the sailing capability Hatshepsut's ships also have fifteen oarsmen on each side.
On site activities include canoeing, sailing, climbing, horse riding, swimming, abseiling, orienteering, archery and many more.
A jet plane style hood ornament replaced the mayflower sailing ship emblem that had appeared on every previous model since 1928.
He was a keen fly fisherman, watercolor painter and enthusiastic at DIY: he built a sailing dinghy and a dry-stone wall!
You'll be wearing a parachute, just like you would wear a life jacket whilst sailing.
To aid him in his design he had brought three small pinnaces (small, shallow draft sailing vessels) from England.
plain sailing, however.
All this seems plain sailing, and one would think that there was no more to be said and yet!
Other analysts do not expect such plain sailing, however.
After that it was all pretty much plain sailing.
polychrome pictorial tiles depicting sailing ships.
poule trufee voyager will surpass sold to the festivale sailing for.
The canal was a ship canal and was wide enough to take sailing ships and later on steam puffers.
punt pole mast A short mast on a sailing vessel, made in one piece.
racket sports & sailing.
And now, with the option of overnight sailing you can sleep on the ferry and arrive feeling refreshed and ready to explore!
Skandia Cowes Week is the world's premier sailing regatta, with over 1,000 yachts and 8,000 competitors taking part in some top-class sailing.
regatta fleet of 18 included many who were sailing in an open event for the first time.
re-traced the journey of Omani mariners by sailing from Muscat to China.
There is a good roadstead, much frequented by the Glasgow and other shipping sailing along the river and Frith of Clyde.
If the Saturday sailing operated an hour later it would provide trippers with the opportunity to undertake a round trip on the Steam Railroad.
Both boats have a simple dagger board for sailing, and a lifting rudder.
sailing the yacht.
sailing catamarans in the Aegean ).
sailing downstream, the first gorge is Qutang, a stretch five miles long with vertical cliff faces.
sailing from Stromness to Scrabster is under review.
You could go scuba diving, off-roading, canoeing, sailing or skiing in the UK or abroad.
The global roll-out has not all been plain sailing, however.
The nature of the Clipper races is to provide the best possible racing, which inevitably means a high degree of downwind sailing.
The next scheduled sailing is due to leave Aberdeen at 19:00 on Tuesday 14th March sailing for Lerwick.
Would be right best fares start bread freshly picked during Mediterranean catamaran sailing cruises the busiest.
It was here the sender knew a six-day sailing.
Sleeping berths can be booked on the overnight sailing.
sailing barge is to be seen in a number of Windsor postcards of the time.
sailing dinghy, or a mountain bike.
sailing school yachts.
sailing regatta held annually in August.
sailing ships in total, mostly small vessels.
sailing vessel replaced the medieval galley rowed by oars.
Have you ever wanted to take part in canoeing or dinghy sailing or go on a warship?
To celebrate Ellen MacArthur's return to Falmouth the Museum's half term activities will be themed on round-the-world sailing.
Watch the boats in and out of the harbor, or the yachts sailing around the bay.
Designed for dinghy sailors Dinghy sailing vests that are designed to make movement around the boat easy.
Formerly busy with sailing schooners and ketches in the china-clay export trade.
seagoing sailing ships.
It is requested that all helmsmen act with common sense and display good seamanship, thus enabling everyone to enjoy their sailing.
It was set up with the specific aim of providing top quality seamanship and sailing training.
seaworthy craft for a couple of seasons sailing.
Sailing the 140 is somewhat like driving a sporty sedan such as a Saab or Volkswagen.
To quot raid additional sailing aboard shanghai were filled.
Through Mighty Seas Maritime History of the NW England, primarily based on the history of over 550 sailing ships.
ship sailing holidays.
We went down to the New Forest and visited the shipyard in Southampton where the world's largest wooden sailing ship is being built.
In recent years North Sailing have enjoyed an incredible 98.5% success rate for whale sightings.
skiff sailing by the cream of our sailing youth.
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monkeys sloths toucans sailing vessel's storage who will be last bus to.
speedboat collided at high speed with the dinghy he was sailing in.
You will find downwind sailing under that huge spinnaker exciting.
splendor of a bygone era when around 15 of the majestic Thames Sailing Barges race for various trophies.
We were sailing along quite happily in a good force 4 when we were hit by a squall.
square-rigged sailing vessel.
square-rigged sailing boats often used, as is the harbor itself, for filming.
square-rigged sails were probably the forerunners of the sailing ships.
Image by John Cuckney The last sea-going paddle steamer in the world sailing round the coasts of the United Kingdom... .
Known as the ' guru ' of southern sailing, he has accumulated a storehouse of knowledge, some readily forthcoming, some not!
All of the sailing kit can be easily stowed within the boat.
Together with cast iron ballast these tanks allowed ship stowage to be shifted more easily, with a marked impact on sailing qualities.
sunfish sailing, kayaking, water skiing and tubing.
sunset cruise aboard a Siamese sailing junk or enjoy a massage in the shade of a palm tree.
How Germanus the Bishop, sailing into Britain with Lupus, first quelled the tempest of the CHAP.