On the establishment of a line of mail steamers

from the western coast of the United States, on the Pacific, to China.
  • 16 Pages
  • 4.51 MB
  • English
Boston journal office , Boston
Mail steamers -- United S
StatementBy Robert B. Forbes
SeriesSelected Americana from Sabin"s Dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time -- 25048
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14626339M

On the Establishment of a Line of Mail Steamers: From the Western Coast of the United States, on the Pacific, to China [Forbes, Robert Bennet] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. On the Establishment of a Line of Mail Steamers: From the Western Coast of the United States, on the PacificAuthor: Robert Bennet Forbes.

Electronic book: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Forbes, R.B. (Robert Bennet), On the establishment of a line of mail steamers from the western coast of the United States, on the Pacific, to China.

Boston: Boston journal Office, (DLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type. Mail steamers were steamships which carried the mail across waterways, such as across an ocean or between islands, primarily during the 19th century and early 20th century, when the cost of sending a letter was declining to the point an ordinary person could afford the cost of sending a letter across great distances.

In addition to carrying mail, most mail steamers carried passengers or cargo. Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Moore, James B., and company. Memorial of James B. Moore and company, asking the aid of the government in the establishment of a regular line of mail steamers from California to China and the East Indies.

Filed under: Mail steamers -- United States. Report of the Naval Committee to the House of Representatives, August,In Favor of the Establishment of a Line of Mail Steamships to the Western Coast of Africa, and Thence Via the Mediterranean to London (Washington: Gideon and Co., ), by United States House Committee on Naval Affairs.

The Allan Shipping Line was started inby Captain Alexander Allan of Saltcoats, Ayrshire, trading and transporting between Scotland and Montreal, a route which quickly became synonymous with the Allan the s the company had offices in Glasgow, Liverpool and five of Captain Allan's sons were actively involved with the business, but it was his second son, Sir Hugh.

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The Ship Subsidy Question in United States Politics, Volume 8, Issues of Merchant History of Shipping House Reports Ibid important increase Inman Line John Spencer Bassett Jones Lindsay line of steamers Liverpool mail line mail service Mail Steamship Company mail subsidy Meeker merchant marine The Ship Subsidy Question in United.

Correspondence relating to the establishment of a steam flotilla on the Indus: between the Honourable East India Company, &c., and W.P. Andrew, Chairman of the Scinde Railway Company. (London: W.H.

Allen, ), by East India Company, W. Andrew, and Scinde Railway Company (page images at. Sir Hugh Allan and Mr. Andrew Allan of Montreal, on behalf of the Allan Line, tendered for this service.

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Their offer was accepted and the Canadian Mail Line of Steamers was inaugurated. The Steamers built by the Messrs. Allan at a bound became favorites not only with the. STEAMERS. likes 1 talking about this. Power folk from Canada's ers: A report on the progress of postal services and the Post Office packets was published in the Guernsey and Jersey Magazine in June So rapid and certain has the communication between these islands and England become of late years, that many will smile when they are told that scarcely a century has elapsed since a journey from Guernsey to London was a serious undertaking.

This abundantly illustrated hardcover book traces the history of the vast fleet of passenger steamers once operated on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River by Canada Steamship Lines. The book, for which the author received the SSHSA’s C.

Bradford Mitchell Award, covers this fleet from its inception in until its end in See posts, photos and more on Facebook. the regularity of mail steamers.

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the originator and chief promoter of the establishment of the splendid line of steamers plying between Galveston and New York, so well known as the Mallory line, and now incorporated as the Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas, book, ~; Austin, Texas.

Concentrating initially on the mail service between Britain and South America, this book explores the economic and political involvement of, at the outset, The Royal Mail Steam Packet Company (later, Royal Mail Lines) from until (The Company’s West Indies services were subsidized from until the early years of the 20th century.).

View as book. SUB-COLLECTION Flags & funnels of leading steamship lines. Previous Next. View as book. George Arents Collection, The New York Public Library.

"Orient-Royal Mail Line of Steamers between England and Australia." Orient-Royal Mail Line of Steamers between England and Australia. Ship - Ship - “The Atlantic Ferry”: At this point the contributions of Isambard Kingdom Brunel to sea transportation began. Brunel was the chief engineer of the Great Western Railway between Bristol and London, which was nearing completion in the late s.

A man who thrived on challenges, Brunel could see no reason his company should stop in Bristol just because the land gave out there. Wm Thomson & Co, the managing company of The Ben Line Steamers, bought their first steam-ship, Benledi I, in They were advertising a service as The Ben Line of London and China Clippers bydespite most of the emerging 'Ben Line' fleet being steam ships.

Up: Contents Previous: CONTENTS. VOLUME II.(As in the book) Next: CHAPTER II. INDIANS—MASSACRES—OUTRAGES—RAIDS [page 1] Silas St. John—San Antonio and San Diego Stage Line—James E. Birch—Isaiah C. Woods—First Mail—Wagon Road Opened by Leach and Hutton—First Stage—Butterfield Stage Line, Afterward Overland Mail Line—Massacre of Employees.

In his book The Sound of Steamers, Roland Carey described how settlers in little isolated communities without steamer stops caught rides on passing steamers. In his skiff or clinker-built rowboat, the pioneer rancher often made his way from some remote clearing he hailed the passing steamer and on it continued his journey to the nearest point.

Allan Royal Mail Steamers, 70 Great Clyde Street, Glasgow. Founded in by Alexander Allan, the Allan Line provided the first regular service between the Clyde and Canada.

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The duties and services, which vessels of war are required to perform, are so various in their nature that it is altogether impossible that the same classes of ships can be advantageously employed, both in line of battle and for the police of the seas.

It will accordingly be more convenient, in discussing the shipbuilding policy of the Navy, to divide the armoured from the unarmoured classes. In the spring of an ocean-mail service was established on board the Express steamers of the Norddeutscher Lloyd and the Hamburg America Line, for expediting the distribution of the mails carried between Bremerhaven and Hamburg respectively, and New York.

This important step was due to the efforts of Postmaster General Stephan, and the. CUNARD's line dates fromwhen he first entered into a contract with the British Government to run five steamers from Liverpool to Boston, via Halifax, for an annual subsidy of $, Full text of "The naval and mail steamers of the United States" See other formats.

MONTREAL, June A new freight line of steamers, to ply between the Clyde, the Mersey, and Bristol Channel and Montreal, has been organized in England, and the first steamer, the Cotherstone, of.

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Tel: Email: [email protected]   The history of the West Indies has been written by various men at different times, and little now remains to be told of those wonderful islands around which the naval heroes of England, France, Spain, and Portugal had many fierce fights and exciting adventures.

It was on these waters that the immortal Nelson got his training. But Britons have a peculiar interest in the earliest oversea. Frank Arthur Worsley was born on 22 February in Akaroa, New Zealand, one of three children of a farmer, Henry Worsley, and his wife Georgiana.

His grandfather, Henry Francis Worsley (–), had migrated from Rugby in England aboard the Cornwall to Lyttelton, where he arrived with his large family in December The family lived in Grehan Valley, high above s/wars: First World War, North Russia Intervention.

It was not until that the line was brought into direct communication with England by the establishment of monthly steamers from Liverpool to Valparaiso, via the Straits of Magellan.

They had to await the diminished fuel consumption, which the company itself did so much to bring about through compound engines and surface condensation.P&O acquired six cargo steamers, from the Government’s booty of enemy confiscations, and two more branch steamers were added to the three still on order from At greatly inflated, postwar prices, new mail steamers were commissioned for Australia and India.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.