The River and Harbors Act of 1915 provided Federal funds for anchorage grounds being built in various rivers and harbors around the country. Many projects were in Maine, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maryland.
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“My dream thou brokst not, but continuedst it.
Thou art so true that thoughts of thee suffice
To make dreams truths and fables histories;
Enter these arms, for since thou thoughtst it best
Not to dream all my dream, lets act the rest.”
—John Donne (15721631)
“He is the best sailor who can steer within the fewest points of the wind, and extract a motive power out of the greatest obstacles. Most begin to veer and tack as soon as the wind changes from aft, and as within the tropics it does not blow from all points of the compass, there are some harbors which they can never reach.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Hard by the lilied Nile I saw
A duskish river dragon stretched along.
The brown habergeon of his limbs enamelled
With sanguine alamandines and rainy pearl:
And on his back there lay a young one sleeping,
No bigger than a mouse;”
—Thomas Lovell Beddoes (18031849)