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The percentage of Americans traveling overseas doubled between 1860 and 1900, but overseas tourism was still very rare at the end of the century (only .16% of the population per annum). Americans in 2009 were around 10 times as likely to visit Europe as were Americans in 1900. The Historical Statistics of the United States records how many Americans were ...


While this is unlikely to be the average, it should provide a relatively accurate impression of the kind of stores carried by and 18th Century ship. The Victualing Board of the Royal Navy allowed the following provisions for every person serving on one of His Majesty's Ships (per week): 7 Pounds Bisket 7 Gallons of Beer/Measures of Wine 4 Pounds Beef 2 ...

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