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Excerpt from A Journey Through the United States and Part of Canada
The boats (of this Cunard line) have better ma chinery, it is said, than their American competitors; they are, however, inferior in the models of their hulls. The English mind in the matter of ship-building, as in many other respects, is as dogged as the Chinese, and with difficulty accepts the improvements which modern science has suggested. Of the two, the Americans have made the shortest average passages, and are the more popular, not only with foreigners, but with the English themselves. Provisions were abundant and excellent on board, but the attendance next to , and the crowding unpleasant.
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isbn: 1333237502, 978-1333237509,
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