Excerpt from The Boy's Book of Inventions: Stories of the Wonders of Modern Science In October, 1898, the Argonaut lay off the pier at Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. She had just finished a tedious voyage from Balti more, where she was built, and she was quietly anchored from a barrel buoy. Mr. Lake had invited Mr. Stevens, the artist, and myself to make a trip with him on the bottom of the ocean. As we walked up the pier, we watched eagerly for the first glimpse Of the wonderful sea-wagon Of which we had heard so many strange stories. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.