1890s_POWERExcerpt

1890s:  This excerpt from the 1890s, from a European correspondent, describes a proposal to harness the power of ocean currents traversing a 12-mile-wide narrow strip of sea between Ireland and Scotland. That project across the Mull of Kintyre never came to fruition—and to this date, deliberations about building even a crossing there between the two countries continue to attract debate. As curious is this photograph of diners, in black-tie, eating on linen inside an engine cylinder, a butler standing outside waiting to replenish their glasses.

1890s:

This excerpt from the 1890s, from a European correspondent, describes a proposal to harness the power of ocean currents traversing a 12-mile-wide narrow strip of sea between Ireland and Scotland. That project across the Mull of Kintyre never came to fruition—and to this date, deliberations about building even a crossing there between the two countries continue to attract debate.

As curious is this photograph of diners, in black-tie, eating on linen inside an engine cylinder, a butler standing outside waiting to replenish their glasses.