AERONAUTICS: Drink of Water

Secretary of the Navy Wilbur paid a visit to the Shenandoah, now in perfect shape and flying better than ever. He was delighted with his visit. They gave him a good reception at the sta-tion—and a drink of water. When an airship has flown a great distance, she has naturally consumed an enormous weight of fuel. The ship being lighter, it was formerly necessary to release the valuable helium gas and diminish the lift of the gas bags to re-store equilibrium. Besi'des being a source of expense, this meant that there was...

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