Notes on the Isthmus of Panama With Remarks on Its Physical Geography and Its Prospects, in Connection With the Gold Regions, Gold Mining, and Washing; January 1852 (Classic Reprint)

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A long-cherished wish to see the Pacific Ocean was gratified a few months ago; and during a visit to its shores, I made from time to time these notes respecting the Isthmus and town of Panama and its neighbourhood, the point on the great Ocean the nearest Europe. Becoming interested by what I saw and heard there, I endeavoured to glean the Jest information obtainable on these topics whilst on the spot; the subject appearing to me to gain importance daily, from the vast increase of intercourse across the Isthmus - the ensuing completion of the Panama Railway - the various schemes of colonisation throughout Central America, and the proposals for a ship canal from the one great Ocean to the other.
The Atlantic coast of the Isthmus is about 20 days steaming from England; and if quicker steamers succeed the present, the duration of the voyage will be shortened in proportion to their speed. The old harbour of Porto-Bello is almost deserted, notwithstanding its excellence and capacity, and the road from it is long and tedious and out of order, the whole way to Panama. A prejudice exists against the climate of the Town, and the Chagres River has been found convenient for boating goods and passengers to within 25 miles of Panama; therefore for many years the Roadstead of Chagres has been the point most in use, in spite of numerous disadvantages.
The future Atlantic port will be Navy Bay, or Manzanilla Harbour, not so good a Haven as Porto-Bello, but on the whole, serviceable and accessible, and chosen as the Terminus of the Panama Railway. It is occasionally exposed to a heavy "Norte," and there is no fresh water convenient, both serious drawbacks, but it is roomy, and in some places deep enough for large ships.
A strong sea breeze generally blows from N. E., or N. E. by E., sweeping the whole coast from the Gulf of Darien to Musquito shore, varying little, often continuing during the night, only remitting about an hour before sunset, and one after sunrise, and coming a few points more off the land in the rainy season.
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Szczegóły: Notes on the Isthmus of Panama - Dunlop Alexander

Tytuł: Notes on the Isthmus of Panama
Podtytuł: With Remarks on Its Physical Geography and Its Prospects, in Connection With the Gold Regions, Gold Mining, and Washing; January 1852 (Classic Reprint)
Autor: Dunlop Alexander
Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
ISBN: 9781330499924
Języki: angielski
Rok wydania: 2015
Ilość stron: 44
Format: 15.2x22.9cm
Oprawa: Miękka


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Notes on the Isthmus of Panama
With Remarks on Its Physical Geography and Its Prospects, in Connection With the Gold Regions, Gold Mining, and Washing; January 1852 (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Notes on the Isthmus of Panama: With Remarks on Its Physical Geography and Its Prospects, in Connection With the Gold Regions, Gold Mining, and Washing; January 1852
A long-cherished wish to see the Pacific Ocean was gratified a few months ago; and during a visit to its shores, I made from time to time these notes respecting the Isthmus and town of Panama and its neighbourhood, the point on the great Ocean the nearest Europe. Becoming interested by what I saw and heard there, I endeavoured to glean the Jest information obtainable on these topics whilst on the spot; the subject appearing to me to gain importance daily, from the vast increase of intercourse across the Isthmus - the ensuing completion of the Panama Railway - the various schemes of colonisation throughout Central America, and the proposals for a ship canal from the one great Ocean to the other.
The Atlantic coast of the Isthmus is about 20 days steaming from England; and if quicker steamers succeed the present, the duration of the voyage will be shortened in proportion to their speed. The old harbour of Porto-Bello is almost deserted, notwithstanding its excellence and capacity, and the road from it is long and tedious and out of order, the whole way to Panama. A prejudice exists against the climate of the Town, and the Chagres River has been found convenient for boating goods and passengers to within 25 miles of Panama; therefore for many years the Roadstead of Chagres has been the point most in use, in spite of numerous disadvantages.
The future Atlantic port will be Navy Bay, or Manzanilla Harbour, not so good a Haven as Porto-Bello, but on the whole, serviceable and accessible, and chosen as the Terminus of the Panama Railway. It is occasionally exposed to a heavy "Norte," and there is no fresh water convenient, both serious drawbacks, but it is roomy, and in some places deep enough for large ships.
A strong sea breeze generally blows from N. E., or N. E. by E., sweeping the whole coast from the Gulf of Darien to Musquito shore, varying little, often continuing during the night, only remitting about an hour before sunset, and one after sunrise, and coming a few points more off the land in the rainy season.
About the Publisher
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This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Szczegóły: Notes on the Isthmus of Panama - Dunlop Alexander

Tytuł: Notes on the Isthmus of Panama
Podtytuł: With Remarks on Its Physical Geography and Its Prospects, in Connection With the Gold Regions, Gold Mining, and Washing; January 1852 (Classic Reprint)
Autor: Dunlop Alexander
Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
ISBN: 9781330499924
Języki: angielski
Rok wydania: 2015
Ilość stron: 44
Format: 15.2x22.9cm
Oprawa: Miękka


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