By Samuel Ward Stanton

Изображения американских кораблей 19 века. В основном гражданские, но есть и военные. К каждому кораблю есть небольшое описание. Язык английский.

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The second section deals with the coasts of France and Spain from Saint Malo to the Straits of Gibraltar. The route described hugs the shore of the Bay of Biscay as far as Bordeaux, gives brief instructions for entering the Gironde, and thereafter contains little but bearings for a few places along the Spanish and Portuguese coasts. In no part is the information as detailed as that for the waters about England. The third chapter deals with the seas west of the British Isles. Instructions are first given for working up the Bristol Channel from Land's End to Avonmouth; then there is a course about Ireland, beginning at the south-east and following around the west and north 'shores.

49 50 The Science and Practice of Navigation 25 in some detail, is dealt with by only one contemporary rutter, the German Seebuch, and the two descriptions do not all correspond. The general tone of the work, moreover, does not suggest that it was describing a coast foreign to the author. Comparatively few landmarks are noted, and it is assumed that the pilot will be able to recognize ¡them. The instructions for finding the course through the Spitway into the Thames, for example, would be of little use to a stranger.

23 By it sailors could lay a course, since it always indicated the north. Then too, it served as a clock. By marking the position of the Little Bear in relation to Polaris, seamen could tell the hour of night. * Another set of simple rules had to do with the moon and her effect upon tides. Experience taught that at each harbour, the moon in a certain quarter of the heavens meant high tide. Lists of ports, together with this information, are included in the Catalan world atlas of 1375, in the early Mediterranean portolans, and in those parts of the German Seebuch2* which, as Morison, Admiral of the Ocean Sea, I, 240-256 and passim.

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