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Around San Francisco Bay (Classic Reprint)

  • Fester Einband
  • 36 Seiten
Excerpt from Around San Francisco BayFrom every viewpoint on the shores of this great bay new scenes are pre sented. Standing on ... Weiterlesen
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Excerpt from Around San Francisco Bay

From every viewpoint on the shores of this great bay new scenes are pre sented. Standing on the crest of Tele graph Hill, in San Francisco, one has the narrow entrance of the Golden Gate almost at his feet, the fortified hills on either side, and the terraces of Alcatraz Island, frowning upon passing ships. It is said that in early days this island was given to an easy-going inhabitant in con sideration of his promise to keep a signal lantern burning at night during stormyweather. He permitted the light to go out, and the government resumed title to an island whose strategic position is such that it now bristles with cannon which in the event of war would be called upon' to deliver the coup de grace to any hostile craft stro-ng enough to run the gauntlet of the gate. What these fortifications mean is shown in the emark made by General Funston, com manding the Department of California, when the United States battleship eet sailed through the Golden Gate. His significant utterance was, We could have stopped every one of them.

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Titel: Around San Francisco Bay (Classic Reprint)
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EAN: 9780484715454
ISBN: 0484715453
Format: Fester Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 36
Gewicht: 210g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T6mm
Jahr: 2017