Harper's New Monthly Magazine,  8 (1884), 489–500.

A Run Ashore at Queenstown

William H Rideing


Essay, Travelogue


Telegraphy, Steamships

    In an account of the Irish port of Queenstown, which is 'the entrance for many Americans to Europe, [...] where the ocean voyage practically begins and ends' (489), describes the nearby natural harbour at Crookhaven, which has 'a telegraph station from which the arrival of the ship is telegraphed over both continents' (490). Also suggests that 'As soon as an American steamer is telegraphed it is known among the thatched cottages on the hill-side through some rapid but mysterious agency, and long before the tender comes in from Roche's Point a voluble and excited rabble of hawkers, beggars, and carmen gathers on the quays' (496).

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