[The New Class of Ship]
Steamships, Steam-power, Technology, Progress
Shows an old sailor talking to a young boy who is about to float his model sailing ship on a river. The 'Old Salt' informs the boy, 'it's no use dewotin' your talents to building Wessels o' that there class, now-a-days', and advises him to 'inwent a sort o' Iron Biler as ull sail without Canwas' and get to 'Ameriky' without a rudder.
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