Railways and steamships had begun this work of binding man to man by "nobler and cunninger methods." The telegraph and cable had gone still farther and put all civilized people within sight of each other, so that they could communicate by a sort of deaf and dumb alphabet.
The swift steamship travel of to-day did not begin until 1838, when the Great Western raced over the Atlantic in fifteen days.
Humorous half-columns in the local papers, written in the customary silly way by unlicked cub reporters just out of grammar school, tickled the fancy of San Francisco for a fleeting moment in that the steamship
Mariposa had rescued some sea-waifs possessed of a cock-and-bull story that not even the reporters believed.
With the Pacific coast from Peugeot Sound to Panama, buzzing and humming, and with San Francisco furiously about his ears, the two big steamship companies had all the appearance of winning.
The Coastwise Steam Navigation Company, and the Hawaiian, Nicaraguan, and Pacific-Mexican Steamship Company were tied up completely.
Nor had Daylight himself dreamed that his raid on the steamship companies would have grown to such colossal proportions.
He had played an exciting hand and won, beating the steamship companies down into the dust and mercilessly robbing the stockholders by perfectly legal methods before he let go.
The participants in it, instead of freighting an ungainly steam ferry--boat with youth and beauty and pies and doughnuts, and paddling up some obscure creek to disembark upon a grassy lawn and wear themselves out with a long summer day's laborious frolicking under the impression that it was fun, were to sail away in a great steamship with flags flying and cannon pealing, and take a royal holiday beyond the broad ocean in many a strange clime and in many a land renowned in history!
P.S.--The very beautiful and substantial side-wheel steamship "Quaker City" has been chartered for the occasion, and will leave New York June 8th.
Presently, this trade route is serviced by only two carriers and is reliant in part on a group of near end-of-life steamships
.In line with its business strategy, PSI has a successful track record of promoting the formation of new vessel owners in the Jones Act market, such as American Shipping Company and Philly Tankers.
' utility had a positive, aesthetic quality.
At sea, boats were replaced with steamships
which moved faster and carried greater number of passengers.
Certainly, Savannah was far ahead of its time, as it would take another twenty years for steamships
to begin regular transatlantic passages and thirty years before there was another American steamship
to carry the flag across the Atlantic.
The only list of names came from the manifests of steamships
, filled out by ship officials in Europe.
We've already succeeded with regard to our steamships
. In the conference report, EPA was specifically directed for steamships
on the Great Lakes to be exempted from the fuel standard.