Tent Life in Siberia (Paperback)

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Book Excerpt: ontinents began to be earnestly discussed. The plan of Mr.Collins, which was submitted to the Western Union Telegraph Company ofNew York as early as 1863, seemed to be the most practicable of allthe projects which were suggested for intercontinental communication.It proposed to unite the telegraphic systems of America and Russia bya line through British Columbia, Russian America, and north-easternSiberia, meeting the Russian lines at the mouth of the Amur (ah-moor)River on the Asiatic coast, and forming one continuous girdle of wirenearly round the globe.This plan possessed many very obvious advantages. It called forno long cables. It provided for a line which would run everywhereoverland, except for a short distance at Bering Strait, and whichcould be easily repaired when injured by accident or storm. Itpromised also to extend its line eventually down the Asiatic coast toPeking, and to develop a large and profitable business with China.All these considerations recommended it strongly to theRead More.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798724421614
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: April 5th, 2021
Pages: 340
Language: English