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Lifeboats And Lightships

When our noble Lifeboat Institution was in its infan...

The Absent Ship
Fair ship, I saw thee bounding o'er the deep, ...

Fate Of Seven Sailors Who Were Left On The Island Of St Maurice
The Dutch who frequented the northern regions during ...

Docks And Shipbuilding

Having in the previous chapters treated of the subje...

Wreck Of A Slave Ship
The following extract of a letter from Philadelphia, ...

Treasure Island
Jim Hawkins, the boy hero of Stevenson's tale, had sail...

The Fog
The _Rapier_ was an old destroyer, one of the 370-ton "...

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Fingal's Cave

The most magnificent of all known caverns, is that called Fingal's
Cave, in the Isle of Staffa, on the western coast of Scotland. Its
length is 370 feet; and the height at the entrance of the cave is 117

Thousands of majestic columns of basalts support a lofty roof, under
which the sea rolls its waves, while the vastness of the entrance
allows the light of day to penetrate the various recesses of the cave.

The mind, says Mr. Pennant, can hardly form an idea more magnificent
than such a space, supported on each side by ranges of columns, and
roofed by the bottom of those which have been broken off in order to
form it, between the angles of which a yellow stalagmatic matter has
exuded, which serves to define the angles precisely, and, at the same
time, vary the color with a great deal of elegance. To render it still
more agreeable, the whole is lighted from without, so that the
farthest extremity is very plainly seen; and the air within, being
agitated by the flux and reflux of the tides is perfectly wholesome,
and free from the damp vapors with which caverns generally abound.

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