Harper's New Monthly Magazine,  11 (1885–86), 683–90.

Going Down to the Sea in Ships

Phil Robinson




Steamships, Navigation, Progress

    Describes the history of ships in the period 'between Jason and the Cunard Company', frequently singing the praises of that 'Latter-day Saint the steam-engine' (685). Concludes that the steamship's 'present superb development never adequately struck me till I had felt the Alaska thrilling with her speed as she scorned the angry Atlantic, and on the deck of the Servia shared that stately vessel's lofty indifference to the storm' (690).

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