A group of albatrosses, a family of natatores.

Albatrosses

A group of albatrosses, a family of natatores.

An illustration of the South Carolina coast near Fort Sumter.

Beach

An illustration of the South Carolina coast near Fort Sumter.

"A pair of runners connected by a framework, used (sometimes with another pair) to carry loads or support the body of a vehicle, or, when of lighter build and supporting a light platform or seat, in the sport of coasting and for drawing light loads by hand. A, bob-sled, composed of two short sleds a, a1 connected by a perch b, which is attached to the sled a1 by a king bolt c, on which the sled a1 turns freely, thereby enabling it to be turned around in a space a little wider than its own length: the box or body of the sled, when one is used, is supported on the bolsters d, d1." —Whitney, 1889

Bobsled - Side View

"A pair of runners connected by a framework, used (sometimes with another pair) to carry loads or support…

A woman and child sitting on a ship anchor.

Woman and Child

A woman and child sitting on a ship anchor.

A species of cypress endemic to coastal California.

Branch of Cupressus Goveniana

A species of cypress endemic to coastal California.

A man in the grasp of a large cuttlefish on the sea-shore." — Goodrich, 1859

Cuttlefish and man

A man in the grasp of a large cuttlefish on the sea-shore." — Goodrich, 1859

1. Ichthyosaurus, 2. Teleosaurus, 3, 4, and 5. Plesiosaurus

Aquatic dinosaurs

1. Ichthyosaurus, 2. Teleosaurus, 3, 4, and 5. Plesiosaurus

Also known as Juniperus virginiana. Native throughout the United States.

Branch of Eastern Red Juniper

Also known as Juniperus virginiana. Native throughout the United States.

Diagrammatic section of Florida along the line N.S. showing the relative position of the shore.

Florida Shore

Diagrammatic section of Florida along the line N.S. showing the relative position of the shore.

Illustration of Saint Francis of Xavier preaching to the Portuguese at Goa. Several men and women are gathered around Xavier. A child examines his robe. Xavier is showing one man the crucifix. There is a ship approaching in the background.

Saint Francis Xavier on the Coast at the Portuguese Settlement of Goa

Illustration of Saint Francis of Xavier preaching to the Portuguese at Goa. Several men and women are…

Large homes fringed by palm trees on a Florida shoreline.

Coastal homes

Large homes fringed by palm trees on a Florida shoreline.

Inhabitants of the Mexican coast.

Inhabitants of the Coast, Mexico

Inhabitants of the Mexican coast.

The European oyster-catcher is about eighteen inches in length, commonly found along the sea-coast. Its diet consists of mollusca and small crabs.

European Oystercatcher

The European oyster-catcher is about eighteen inches in length, commonly found along the sea-coast.…

"But lighting upon a place where two seas met, they ran the vessel aground; and the foreship struck and remained unmoveable, but the stern began to break up by the violence of the waves. And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape. But the centurion, desiring to save Paul, stayed them from their purpose; and commanded that they who could swim should cast themselves overboard, and get first to the land; and the rest, some on planks, and some on other things from the ship. And so it came to pass, that they all escaped safe to the land." Acts 27:41-44 ASV
<p>Illustration of Paul's ship wrecking in the waves on the coast of Malta. The ship can be seen sinking in the background as Paul and several soldiers swim in the violent waves. One soldier clings to a splinter of wood.

Paul is Shipwrecked on Malta

"But lighting upon a place where two seas met, they ran the vessel aground; and the foreship struck…

A branch of a Persea pubescens tree, native to the coasts of the south Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Branch of Persea Pubescens

A branch of a Persea pubescens tree, native to the coasts of the south Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Also known as Sequoia sempervirens. An evergreen monoecious tree living between 1200-1800 years or more.

Pine Cone of Redwood

Also known as Sequoia sempervirens. An evergreen monoecious tree living between 1200-1800 years or more.

Illustration of the Norman-built Rochester castle. The architect of the castle was Gundulf, a Norman monk, and the castle protected England's southeast coast. It is a view of the castle from the northwest and two of its towers are visible. There is a road leading away from the castle. A woman and a child holding hands, walk down the road. Trees line the road.

Rochester Castle as Seen from the Northwest

Illustration of the Norman-built Rochester castle. The architect of the castle was Gundulf, a Norman…

33. Saw-edge wrack, 34. Bladder wrack, 35. Sugar-tangle.

Seaweeds

33. Saw-edge wrack, 34. Bladder wrack, 35. Sugar-tangle.

"1. A drag or dray without wheels, but mounted on runners, for the conveyance of loads over frozen snow or ice, or over mud or the bare ground, as in transporting logs and heavy stones. Also sledge. 2. A pair of runners connected by a framework, used (sometimes with another pair) to carry loads or support the body of a vehicle, or, when of lighter build and supporting a light platform or seat, in the sport of coasting and for drawing light loads by hand." &mdash;Whitney, 1889
<p>Illustration of a hand sled with a platform atop it and a rope with which to be pulled by a human or animal. Traditionally, these are not meant to be ridden, but used to convey materials.

Hand Sled or Sledge

"1. A drag or dray without wheels, but mounted on runners, for the conveyance of loads over frozen snow…

"A pair of runners connected by a framework, used (sometimes with another pair) to carry loads or support the body of a vehicle, or, when of lighter build and supporting a light platform or seat, in the sport of coasting and for drawing light loads by hand." &mdash;Whitney, 1889
<p>This illustration is of a hand sled. Unlike bobsleds, these sleds are not meant to be ridden. Instead, they are pulled by a person or animal, using the rope. The sleds transport materials.

Hand Sled

"A pair of runners connected by a framework, used (sometimes with another pair) to carry loads or support…

The salt-water terrapin lives in salt or brackish water along the sea-coast, buying itself in the mud during winter.

Salt-water terrapin

The salt-water terrapin lives in salt or brackish water along the sea-coast, buying itself in the mud…

The turnstone is found along coasts. It gets its name from its habit of flipping over small stones, searching for insects or small crustaceans to eat.

Turnstone

The turnstone is found along coasts. It gets its name from its habit of flipping over small stones,…

The sinking Varuna, a Union ship.

The Last Broadside of the Varuna

The sinking Varuna, a Union ship.

Norsemen landing on the coast of Greenland.

Vikings

Norsemen landing on the coast of Greenland.

Also known as Salix taxifolia. The branch of a Yewleaf Willow, native to southern Mexico and the Pacific Coast.

Branch of Yewleaf Willow

Also known as Salix taxifolia. The branch of a Yewleaf Willow, native to southern Mexico and the Pacific…