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middle of the continent. Of course, there would be wrecks and diificulties. The wrecks are part of the toll we pay for harnessing the sea. The difficulties are what make nations great. One day was the delay allowed the fur ships for the

straits. Who has not waited longer than one day to enter New York harbour or Montreal? 1

Laut, op. cit- p. 313 at seq.