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1792 Distilling Seawater John Foster Williams, USRCS (1928)

"Making Fresh water by Distilling Sea Water in 1792. Experiments of Captain John Foster Williams, USRCS" by RADM Elliot Snow, USN. Vol XL, No. 4; Journal of the American Society of Naval Engineers, pp. 36, 542-545.

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