A SUBMARINE FOREST.
About 1,500 men are at present engaged in completing and repairing the
great Caledonian Canal, and their operations have in some respects been
facilitated by the late drought, which has reduced the waters of Loch Oich to a
lower level remembered by the memory of man, and thus rendered more easy the
removal of a subaquatic forest which has been discovered in the course of a
channel through the lake.
Some hundreds of trees of all sizes have been dragged out of this watery
bed, where they had lain for centuries, consisting chiefly of the finest
black oak - some of the logs 3 1/2 feet in diameter, other 25 to 30 feet long,
and several in high preservation, whilst others were charred by fire. A few
logs artificially hollowed out apparently to serve as canoes, were also got
A SEA EAGLE.
A few days ago a boat's crew of the enterprising nautics of St. Monance,
Scotland, captured a sea eagle - a creature never before witnessed by the
oldest fisherman. This rare prodigy had made a hapless plunge beyond it's
province on a catering expedition, and in it's aquatic gambols became entangled in
the meshes of a turbot net, when instinct, craft, and energy entirely failed
to effect a release from it's inglorious bondage.
The computed length of this tenant of the deep was about four feet from
one extreme to the other, it had a brace of piercing eyes and a pair of
Jerusalem wings with which it plied in the fathomless abyss of the ocean, as it's
nominal relative traverses the aerial regions of infinitude. We understand
that this peculiar fish has been sent to the grand museum of the modern Athens.
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