A Handbook of Information for Emigrants to New Brunswick

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H. Chubb and Company, 1854 - 87 halaman
 

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Halaman 6 - Of the climate, soil, and capabilities of New Brunswick it is impossible to speak too highly. There is not a country in the world so beautifully wooded and watered. " An inspection of the map will show that there is scarcely a section of it without its streams, from the running brook up to the navigable river. Two-thirds of its boundary are washed by the sea ; the remainder is embraced by the large rivers, the St. John and the Bestigouche.
Halaman 14 - Brunswick, the red and the white, but of these the red beech is far the most valuable. In some situations, the beech is so abundant as to constitute extensive forests, the finest trees growing in a deep moist soil, or level or gently sloping lands, which are suitable for the culture of grain. The wood of the red beech is very valuable when preserved from humidity, and incorruptible when constantly in the water ; but it rapidly decays when exposed to the alternations of dryness and moisture. In the...
Halaman 91 - An almost boundless range of the richest soil still remains unsettled, and may be rendered available for the purposes of agriculture. The wealth of inexhaustible forests of the best timber in America, and of extensive regions of the most valuable minerals have as yet been scarcely touched. Along the whole line of sea-coast around each island, and in every river, are to be found the greatest and richest fisheries in the world. The best fuel and...
Halaman 16 - ... manufactured in a year, varies from different causes. A cold and dry winter renders the trees more productive than a changeable and humid season. When frosty nights are followed by dry and warm days, the sap flows abundantly, and from three to five gallons are then yielded by a single tree, in twenty-four hours. Three persons are found sufficient to attend two hundred and fifty trees. Each tree of ordinary size yields in a good season, twenty to thirty gallons of sap, from which five or six pounds...
Halaman 11 - ... at present its next greatest resource, in furnishing the materials for its staple export of timber, and its principal manufactures — ship-building and sawed lumber. The whole surface of the province, in its natural state, is, with very few exceptions, covered with a dense forest of timber-trees. Among these, the most valuable, as well as the most interesting and majestic, is the white pine, so called from the perfect whiteness of its wood when freshly exposed. The wood is soft, light, free...
Halaman 6 - The lakes of New Brunswick are numerous and most beautiful ; its surface is undulating, hill and dale, varying up to mountain and valley. It is everywhere, except a few peaks of the highest mountains, covered with a dense forest of the finest growth.
Halaman 16 - These limbs, not widely divergent near the base, approach and cross each other eight or ten feet higher, and diffuse on all sides, long, flexible, pendulous branches, bending into regular arches, and floating lightly in the air...
Halaman 15 - The wood of the sugar-maple, when first cut, is white ; but after being wrought, and exposed for some time to the light, it takes a rosy tinge. Its grain is fine and close, and when polished has a silky lustre. It is very strong, and sufficiently heavy, but wants durability ; when exposed to moisture it soon decays, and it is therefore neglected in civil and naval architecture. In the arrangement of the fibre, this wood frequently exhibits two accidental forms of much beauty, respectively known as...
Halaman 17 - Two or three frosty nights, in the decline of autumn, transform the boundless verdure of a whole empire into every possible tint of brilliant scarlet, rich violet, every shade of blue and brown, vivid crimson, and glittering yellow. The stern inexorable fir tribes alone maintain their eternal sombre green. All others...
Halaman 20 - When perfectly seasoned, and exposed some time to the light, it is of a rosy hue ; it has a strong aromatic odour, which it preserves as long as it is guarded from humidity. The perfect wood resists the succession of dryness and moisture for a great length of time, and this constitutes its great value for fencing.

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