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Volume VII AUGUST, 1907 No. 6


To ClhecSl tlhe Gnawing Sea

By Charles Frederick Carter

perception to penetrate the future, perhaps steamships might be seen plowing the waters over the very spots where Galveston, New Orleans, Savannah and Charleston now stand, on their way to wharves far inland from the present coast line. Perhaps the long swell of the ocean might he seen rolling across what are now Long Island and Manhattan Island to break upon the Palisades. Perhaps Holland might once more form a part of the floor of the North Sea. Berlin and Paris might be the chief seaports of Germany and France instead of Hamburg and Havre, long since submerged.

This is not a prophecy, nor are the possibilities outlined so preposterous as at first glance they might appear. Many If processes now active should be con-" more marvelous metamorphoses have tinned uninterruptedly the time is near taken place in this hoary old world since at hand, by the geological calendar, when it first began its circuit round the sun. some extraordinary transformations will Plato tells a story which is corroborated have been wrought on the face of the by a vast amount of circumstantial evicarth. If it were possible for mortal dence at least as worthy of credence as

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)OW that a Royal Commission on Coast EroT sion is trying to find

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from the waves to supply a site for headquarters from which to govern the rest of the British Empire, it may be remarked without any appearance of seeking to bear seaside real estate that the final revisions of geography were not made by the great cataclysms of the remote past. The hungry sea, forever gnawing at their coasts, is working changes in continents and islands which, measured by geological standards, are rapid.

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