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Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 59 3 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 30 0 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 8 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 6 0 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 4 0 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 5, April, 1906 - January, 1907 4 0 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905 3 1 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 3 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Floating batteries. (search)
rbor defences occupied much of the attention of citizens of the American coast towns, especially in the city of New York. Among the scientific men of the day, John Stevens and Robert Fulton appear conspicuous in proposing plans for that purpose. Earlier than this (in 1807), Abraham Bloodgood, of Albany, suggested the constructionce the heavy guns. Attached to it was a floating hospital. It was intended to tow this monster to a position so as to bring its guns to bear on Fort Sumter. Stevens's floating battery was a more formidable structure. This battery had been in process of construction by Messrs. Stevens, of Hoboken, N. J., for several years befMessrs. Stevens, of Hoboken, N. J., for several years before the Civil War. It was intended solely for harbor defence. Already there had been about $1,000,000 spent upon it, chiefly by the United States Floating battery Fulton the first. government, and yet it was not completed. Until just before the war it had been shut in from the public eye. It was to be 700 feet in length, cove
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Steam navigation. (search)
ington, and tried on the Forth and Clyde Canal, ScotlandMarch, 1802 Robert Fulton, in connection with Chancellor Livingston, United States ambassador in Paris, builds a steam paddle-boat, 60 feet long, which is tried on the SeineAug. 9, 1803 John Stevens, of Hoboken, N. J., builds a steamboat with twin-screw propellers and an engine supplied by a flue-boiler1804 Fulton's steamboat, the Clermont, 160 tons, runs from New York to Albany in thirty-two hours, thus securing the exclusive use of the Hudson for steam navigation under grant of legislature made in 1798Aug., 1807 Phoenix, a single-screw propeller built by John Stevens, makes the first sea voyage of a steam-vessel from New York to Philadelphia1808 First steamboat on the St. Lawrence River, the Accommodation, runs from Montreal to Quebec1809 First steamboat on the western rivers, a stern-wheeler, is built by Fulton at Pittsburg1811 Comet, first passenger steamboat built in Europe, by Henry Bell, runs on the Clyde 7 1/2
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Steamboats, Hudson River (search)
am informed, still thinks that when boats are designed for very rough water it may be eligible to adopt it in preference to external wheels. Not long after, John Stevens, Esq., of Hoboken, engaged in the same pursuit, tried elliptical paddles, smoke-jack wheels, and a variety of other ingenious contrivances—sometimes of his ownention, and again in conjunction with Mr. Kinsley, late one of our most distinguished mechanicians. None of these having been attended with the desired effect, Mr. Stevens has, since the introduction of Messrs. Livingston and Fulton's boat, adopted their principles, and built two boats that are propelled by wheels, to which he hase, and where every intelligent blacksmith and carpenter can go and measure them, copy them, and make a successful steamboat, were formerly known, how is it that Mr. Stevens, Chancellor Livingston, Mr. Rumsey, Mr. Fitch, Lord Stanhope, and Oliver Evans could not find them in twenty years labor and at the expense of $100,000? Why wer
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Steinberger, Albert Barnes 1840-1894 (search)
ion was adopted, Malietoa, a powerful chief, was made king, and Mr. Steinberger prime minister and chief-justice. In October, 1875, a special agent was sent from Samoa to the United States with the draft of a treaty. Meanwhile complications arose involving the new government, the United States, England, and Germany. On Feb. 8, 1876, after charges had been preferred against Mr. Steinberger, he was placed on board the British vessel Barracouta, which landed him at Levuka, Fiji Islands, on March 29. Later he reached the United States and sought damages for his deportation, and also for the part in the affair taken by Mr. Foster, the United States consul at Apia. Foster was recalled and Captain Stevens of the Barracouta was summoned to England for trial. Although Mr. Steinberger was praised for his conduct at Samoa in the reports of Mr. Griffin, the United States consul who succeeded Foster at Apia, nothing was ever done to vindicate him. He died in Dorchester, Mass., May 2, 1894.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stevens, John 1749-1838 (search)
Stevens, John 1749-1838 Inventor; born in New York City, in 1749; graduated at King's College (now Columbia University) in 1768; and studied law, but never practised. Seeing John Fitch's steamboat on the Collect in New York in 1787, he became interested in the subject of steamboat navigation, and experimented for nearly thirty years. He unsuccessfully petitioned the legislature of New York for the exclusive navigation of the waters of the State. He built a propeller in 1804—a small open boat worked by steam. It was so successful that he built the Phoenix, a steamboat completed soon after Fulton and Livingston had set the Clermont afloat. The latter having obtained the exclusive right to navigate the waters of New York, Stevens placed his boats on the Delaware and Connecticut rivers. In 1812 he published a pamphlet urging the United States government to make experiments in railways traversed by carriages propelled by steam, and proposed the construction of a railway for such
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stevens, Robert Livingston 1787-1856 (search)
Stevens, Robert Livingston 1787-1856 Engineer; born in Hoboken, N. J., Oct. 18, 1787; son of John Stevens, the inventor. At the age of twenty years he built a steamboat with concave water-lines, the first application of the wave-line to ship-building. He discovered the utility of employing anthracite coal in steam navigation in 1818, when coal was about to become an article of commerce. In 1822 he first substituted the skeleton wroughtiron for the heavy cast-iron Stevens's iron-clad floating battery. walkingbeam, and in 1824 first applied artificial blast to the boiler furnace. In 1827 he introduced the hog-frame for steamboats to prevent their bending in the centre. Mr. Stevens began the first steam ferriage between New York and the New Jersey shores in 1816, and was the inventor of the T rail for railroads. He was a projector of the Camden and Amboy Railroad, and its president for many years. About 1815 he invented an improved bomb for the naval service. In 1842 he
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
Legislature appropriates $2,000 to extinguish all Indian titles to land in the State......1832 Boundary between New Jersey and New York settled by a board of joint commissioners is confirmed by legislatures of both States in February, and by act of Congress......June 28, 1834 Mahlon Dickerson appointed Secretary of the Navy under President Jackson......June 30, 1834 St. Mary's Hall, college for the superior instruction of women, chartered and opened at Burlington......1837 John Stevens, engineer and inventor, petitions Congress for protection to inventors, which results in the patent laws of April 10, 1790. He builds a steamboat propelled by twin screws that navigates the Hudson River in 1804. Establishes a steam ferry from Hoboken to New York City, Oct. 11, 1811, and at the age of seventy-eight builds an experimental locomotive, which carries passengers at 12 miles an hour on his experimental track at Hoboken, in 1826. He dies at Hoboken......March 6, 1838 At t