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" ... the works. For miles around nothing could be seen but white foaming breakers, and nothing heard but howling winds and lashing waves. At such seasons much of our time was spent in bed; for there alone we had effectual shelter from the winds and spray... "
Lighthouses - Page 61
by David Stevenson - 1865 - 120 pages
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The Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal, Volume 13

William Laxton - Architecture - 1850 - 452 pages
...earnestly longing for a change of weather favourable to the recommencement of the works. For miles around nothing could be seen but white foaming breakers,...alone we had effectual shelter from the winds and spray which searched every cranny in the walls of the barrack. Our slumbers, too, were at times fearfully...
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Our home islands [by T. Milner, Volume 3

Thomas Milner - 1857 - 332 pages
...earnestly longing for a change of weather favourable to the recommencement of the works. For miles around nothing could be seen but white foaming breakers,...barrack. Our slumbers, too, were at times fearfully disturbed by the sudden pouring of the sea over the roof, the rocking of the house on its pillars,...
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The triumphs of invention and discovery

James Hamilton Fyfe - 1863 - 270 pages
...earnestly longing for a change of weather favourable to the recommencement of the works. For miles around nothing could be seen but white foaming breakers,...nothing heard but howling winds and lashing waves. Our slumbers, too, were at times fearfully interrupted by the sudden pouring of the sea over the roof,...
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The British American Magazine, Volume 2

1864 - 670 pages
...the storm. " Perched forty feet above the wave-beaten rock, in this singular abode," says Mr. Allan Stevenson, "with a goodly company of thirty men, I...searched every cranny in the walls of the barrack. < >ur slumbers, too, were at times fearfully interrupted by the sudden pouring of the sea over the...
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Lighthouses and lightships

William Henry Davenport Adams - Lighthouses - 1870 - 336 pages
...earnestly longing for a change of weather favourable to the recommencement of the works. For miles around nothing could be seen but white foaming breakers,...nothing heard but howling winds and lashing waves. In the erection of the lighthouse itself, the first important operation, and one which occupied the...
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Evening hours, ed. by E.H. Bickersteth, Volume 2

Edward Henry Bickersteth (bp. of Exeter) - 1872 - 830 pages
...writes Mr. Stevenson, " with a goodly company of thirty men, I spent many a weary day and night. . . . For miles round nothing could be seen but white foaming...much of our time was spent in bed, for there alone had we effectual shelter from the winds and the spray, which searched every cranny in the walls of...
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The Great Triumphs of Great Men

James Mason - Biography - 1875 - 674 pages
...sea, for the arrival of supplies from the distant shore. ' For miles around,' writes Mr. Stevenson, 'nothing could be seen but white foaming breakers, and nothing heard but howlingwinds andlashing waves. At such seasons, much of our time was spent in bed; for there alone...
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The world at home, a new ser. of geographical readers. 6 standards. [With ...

Nelson Thomas and sons, ltd - 1883 - 252 pages
...weary day and night, at those times when storms prevented a descent to their work. For miles around, nothing could be seen but white foaming breakers,...nothing heard but howling winds and lashing waves. 7. The light-house took six years to build. During its erection, though the builders were exposed to...
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The sea: its stirring story of adventure, peril & heroism. [4 vols., publ ...

Frederick Whymper - 1883 - 712 pages
...earnestly longing for a change of weather favourable to the re-commencement of the works. For miles around nothing could be seen but white foaming breakers, and nothing heard but howling winds and lashing seas. At such seasons most of our time was spent in bed ; for there alone we had effectual shelter...
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The British merchant service

R. J. Cornewall-Jones - Merchant marine - 1898 - 606 pages
...earnestly longing for a change of weather favourable to the recommencement of the works. For miles around nothing could be seen but white foaming breakers,...alone we had effectual shelter from the winds and spray, which searched every cranny in the walls of the barrack. " Oar slumbers, too, were at times...
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