Coal, Iron, Steam, and Illuminating Oil: The Coast Survey Ship Robert J. Walker Returns to Pittsburgh

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October 14, 2014

Coal, Iron, Steam, and Illuminating Oil: The Coast Survey Ship Robert J. Walker Returns to Pittsburgh

By John Cloud. "Coal, Iron, Steam, and Illuminating Oil: The Coast Survey Ship Robert J. Walker Returns to Pittsburgh"

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  1. Coal, Iron, Steam, and Illuminating Oil: The Coast Survey Ship

    Robert J. Walker Returns to Pittsburgh John Cloud NOAA Central Library
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  10. •  “The most favorable days for sounding are those on

    which the sea is calm, and then the steamer will accomplish the best work, both in amount and quality; but the sailing vessel lies idle for want of motive power”.
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  12. “When sounding in deep water, it is often necessary to

    lessen the speed in order to get a depth accurately, and to ascertain the character of the bottom. The steam vessel does this easily, without diverging from her track; the sail vessel must change her course and lie to. By this, time is lost, labor is increased, and the continuity of the lines is broken”.
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  30. •  Petroleum oil •  Kerosene •  Colza •  Lard Oil

    •  Whale Oil (Summer and Winter) •  Sperm Oil
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