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Elisha Kane

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 3, 2013

Elisha Kent Kane (1820-1857) was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1842. Joining the United States Navy as a medical officer, he served in the China Commercial Treaty mission of 1844, in the Africa Squadron…

Fall line

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on March 25, 2011

The fall line is a geologic boundary between two surface layers of earth with different levels. The levels between the two layers are sufficiently different that a river flowing from the higher level to the lower level creates a waterfall. The…