Potomac Landings (volume 1)

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byPaul Wilstach

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII The River To-day--From Landing to Landing--Remains, Ruins, and Restorations--Where All Postal Cancelling Stamps Are Made--Fishing for Champagne--An Aeroplane Pioneer--Ship Ceremonies Passing Mount Vernon--Panorama about the Last Landing. THE Potomac of to-day can be truly known only by the pilgrim who steers his boat into the broad mouth and rides the whole course of the tide until the force of the "ffreshes" halts him at the foot of the monument to that son of the river who is the nation's greatest glory. However high such a traveller may ferret the meanders of each particular creek, however often he may tie up at the landings and tramp the shores, he will see least if he looks only for what the waterside now presents to the eye. Often he must call history to kindle the imagination, for to-day the river is a blend of old and new, of past and present, of ruin and restoration and modern magnificence. Along nearly all its length it is the past which will engage the greater interest and furnish the keener delights. Only at the head of tidewater, at the last and latest landing, is the present paramount, a visible tangible climax to the three-century-long story. Since such a proper acquaintance begins where the river ends, such a pilgrim to the Potomac will approach it from the Chesapeake between the distant beacons of Smith Point on the left and Point Lookout on the right. The distance between the low wooded shores behind these lighthouses is so great, varying between six and seven miles, that no details are visible from midstream. However, if a landing is made behind Point Lookout a monument will be found there among the pines on the sandy spit which marks the site of a Federal prison during the Civil War. It is more interesting at first to fol...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII The River To-day--From Landing to Landing--Remains, Ruins, and Restorations--Where All Postal Cancelling Stamps ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217033725

ISBN - 13:9780217033725

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