A comprehensive history of the first three decades of underwater exploration in antebellum America. Beginning in 1837, some of the most brilliant engineers of America’s Industrial Revolution turned their attention to undersea technology. Inventors developed practical hard-helmet diving suits, as well as new designs of submarines, diving bells, floating cranes, and undersea explosives. These innovations were used to clear shipping lanes, harvest pearls, mine gold, and wage war. All of these underwater technologies were brought together by entrepreneurs, treasure-hunters, and daring divers in the 1850s to salvage three infamous shipwrecks on Lake Erie, each of which had involved the loss of hundreds of lives, as well as the worldly goods of the passengers. The prospect of treasure, combined with the national notoriety of these disasters, soon attracted the attention of local adventurers and the country’s leading divers and marine engineers. In The Heroic Age of Diving, Jerry Kuntz shares the fascinating stories of the pioneers of underwater invention and the brave divers who employed the new technologies as they raced with—and against—marine engineers to salvage the tragic wrecks of Lake Erie. “Jerry Kuntz has filled in a previously blank page in the story of diving—and done it well. The Heroic Age of Diving tells the story not only of the development of salvage technology but also the human side of this always-dangerous and often-deadly career. This is not a tale for the faint of heart (‘helmet squeeze’ is a gruesome fate), but one well worth reading for those interested in early technology and the men brave (or foolish) enough to gamble their lives using it. This book is a window on an unexplored (and unexpected) world, and the author deserves great credit for bringing it back into the light.” — Chuck Veit, author of Raising Missouri: John Gowen and the Salvage of the U.S. Steam Frigate Missouri, 1843–1852 “The Heroic Age of Diving is both very interesting and very important. Having spent over twenty years researching and publishing general diving history, I am confident that this book will fill an important gap in the nation’s diving history.” — Leslie Leaney, Cofounder, Historical Diving Society
The Bishop's Derrick variation, on the other hand, proved instrumental in lifting tons of heavy machinery out of the water. ... Steamship. Builder: Daniel. R. Stebbins. Daniel R. Stebbins was a devoted machinist in the heyday of steam.
Author: Jerry Kuntz
Publisher: SUNY Press
In 'Steam Australia', Tim Fischer takes readers into the fascinating story of steam transportation over ten vital decades of transformation in Australia's history. The book also covers the great named express trains hauled by steam locomotives over the decades, such as 'Puffing Billy', Robert Gordon Menzies or 'The Ghan'. Special topics feature things such as Albury's 'break of gauge' platform (where two state track systems met), the Amiens branch line (running through Pozieres and Passchendaele stations in Queensland), some important characters such as C.Y. O'Connor and many more. The book is illustrated with over 300 exciting images from the superb National Library John Buckland collection of photography, many never seen before. Steam locomotives continue to operate as a key part of rail heritage tourism in Australia, demonstrating the ongoing legacy of these engines. The great age of steam in Australia and Fischer's salute to steam locomotion and all that it has achieved for this country is fascinating and captivating to both train novices and enthusiasts alike.
quantities of quality coal – not to mention the problem of obtaining community support and the relevant approvals for the use of this coal in heritage steam locomotives. The drumbeats of 'extreme green' political warriors are being ...
Author: Tim Fischer
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Category: Business & Economics
New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.
The romance of steam Daedalus muses on the 150th anniversary of the Stockton-Darlington Railway Old age Feedback ... Nonetheless, steam in its heyday was probably regarded with as much suspicion as internal-combustion engines, ...
The thrilling story of the last, and greatest, generation of steam railway locomotives in regular main line service: a story of invention, skill and passion, Giants of Steam reveals how the true advocates of steam's glory days pushed its design and performance to remarkable limits, taking these powerful and beautifully designed machines to new heights against a backdrop of the political upheavals and military conflicts of the mid twentieth century. Glancey tells the stories of the greatest of the 'steam men', the charismatic engineers who designed these machines and put them to use. Giants of Steam also reveals how steam design has continued to progress against the odds in recent decades, while enthusiasm for the steam locomotive itself is far from burning out.
He studied mechanical engineering in Munich before working at Meiningen, where he learned to drive steam ... With a staff down from 2,200 in its heyday to 120 in 2012, Dampflokwerk Meiningen is able to repair and overhaul steam ...
Author: Jonathan Glancey
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
and the departures of boats from Boonville during that year, but at Glasco'w there were 312. ... “The fully equipped passenger 'steamer, in the heyday of steamboating on the Missouri River, was a magnificent specimen of marine ...
Author: W. Foreman Johnson
Publisher: Рипол Классик
Joint Hearings Before the Committee on Commerce and the Subcommittee on Air and Water Pollution of the Committee on ... Before we examine the current state of the steamer's art , let's turn back the clock to the heyday of steam and see ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce
The advancements made by these mavericks , they say , make steam a real , live possibility here and now . Before we examine the current state of the steamer's art , let's turn back the clock to the heyday of steam and see what caused it ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Commerce
Chapter VI THE HEYDAY OF STEAM POWER ON THE FARM DURING the early part of the twentieth century , the use of steam power in American agriculture reached the height of its development . The steam traction engine was king of the field in ...
Author: Reynold M. Wik
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Category: Business & Economics
For more details of our covenant scheme , contact The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust , Darlington Railway re & Museum ... 4.95 ist Decade of Scottish Steam £ 495 Beritish Railways in the Heyday of Steam £ 4.95 Steam in the Western Highlands ...
Faith is neither static nor instantaneous. It is not something we stumble upon and instantly understand. Neither is it a monolithic, one-dimensional, singular entity that has but one face, one color, one fragrance. It is many-faceted, multi-dimensional, and appears differently depending on one's angle to the Son. In Finding Faith in Slow Motion, Damon Gray examines faith from myriad angles and through gut-wrenching life experiences, as he asks regarding faith, "What is that stuff?" Spanning the emotional gamut from laughter to tears, Gray challenges us to define our faith and redefine it, to look at it from a multitude of perspectives and define it again. The writing is intentionally evocative and playful, offering the reader the ability to identify with Gray as he wrestles with the weighty subject matter of finding faith.
The typical passenger steamer in the heyday of steamboating was about two hundred and fifty feet long , with a thirty - five- or forty - foot beam and a hold six feet deep . It had a full cabin capacity of from three hundred to four ...
Author: Everett Newfon Dick
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press