Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait: To Co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, Under the Command of Captain F.W. Beechey ... in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28 ... (Google eBook)

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Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831 - Arctic regions
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Page 30 - Dios, Jesu Cristo, Espiritu Santo"—pausing between each name, to listen if the simple Indians, who had never spoken a Spanish word before, pronounced it correctly, or any thing near the mark. After they had repeated these names satisfactorily, their blind tutor after a pause added, " Santos"—and recapitulated the names of a great many saints, which finished the morning's tuition.
Page 64 - possesses almost all the requisites for a great naval establishment, and is so advantageously situated with regard to North America and China, and the Pacific in general, that it will, no doubt, at some future time, be of great importance. We completed the examination of those parts of the harbour which were likely to be frequented by
Page 355 - été enveloppé immédiatement par les glaces qui nous l'ont conservé. Ainsi toutes les hypothèses d'un refroidissement graduel de la terre, ou d'une variation lente, soit dans l'inclinaison, soit dans la position de l'axe du globe, tombent d'elles-mêmes.
Page 27 - with gunpowder on the field of battle! " On the morning of the 20th the troop commenced its march, and, after stopping to dine at Las Positas, reached the river San Joachin at eleven o'clock at night, when it halted. This day's march was performed without any accident, except that
Page 63 - had lost its fascination, and the roads to the mission and presidio were grown tedious and insipid. There was no society to enliven the hours, no incidents to vary one day from the other, and, to use the expression of Donna Gonzales, California
Page 237 - The southern cluster is evidently that in which a whale ship commanded by Mr. Coffin anchored in 1823, who was the first to communicate its position to this country, and who bestowed his own name upon the port. As the cluster was, however, left without any distinguishing appellation, I named it after Francis Baily, Esq. late President of the Astronomical Society. These
Page 28 - being seen by the wild Indians, who were travelling the country; several of whom were met and taken prisoners. At five they resumed their march; but neighbour Ghexbano Chaboya being taken ill with a pain in his stomach, there was a temporary halt of the army: it however soon set forward again, and arrived at the river of
Page 416 - being obstructed by woods of cocoa-nut trees. The tides in all these harbours are very irregular. It is generally high water at half an hour after noon every day, and low water at six in the morning. AWATSKA BAY. KAMSCHATKA. It is desirable to make the coast well to the southward of Cape
Page 328 - on the 18th. On the 29th March we crossed the equator in 99° 40' W., and arrived at Valparaiso on the 29th of April, where we had the gratification to find, that his Royal Highness the Lord High Admiral had been pleased to mark his approbation of our
Page 70 - of goods into the towns by indirect channels, except in cases of a gross and palpable nature. In this manner several American vessels have contrived to dispose of their cargoes, and the inhabitants have been supplied with goods of which they were much in

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