Central Pacific

Central Pacific may refer to:

  • Central Pacific Railroad, the western part of the Transcontinental Railroad in the United States
  • Central Pacific Area, a subdivision of the Pacific Ocean Areas, an Allied military command in World War II
  • Central Pacific languages, a branch of the Oceanic languages

Famous quotes containing the words central and/or pacific:

    But when the self speaks to the self, who is speaking?—the entombed soul, the spirit driven in, in, in to the central catacomb; the self that took the veil and left the world—a coward perhaps, yet somehow beautiful, as it flits with its lantern restlessly up and down the dark corridors.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    I need not tell you of the inadequacy of the American shipping marine on the Pacific Coast.... For this reason it seems to me that there is no subject to which Congress can better devote its attention in the coming session than the passage of a bill which shall encourage our merchant marine in such a way as to establish American lines directly between New York and the eastern ports and South American ports, and both our Pacific Coast ports and the Orient and the Philippines.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)