Pacific islands (pilot). [With] Suppl. [and] Admiralty notices to mariners

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Page 26 - ... as seen from the north-west, the latter has a beautiful and imposing appearance from its symmetrical shape, and the luxuriant vegetation on its lower slopes.
Page 30 - The magnificent mountain of thin inland, rising to the height of 4,000 feet, resembles a whale's back in outline, and from the sea assumes a most imposing appearance.
Page 117 - Island, situated between capes Stephens and Lambert, is about 650 feet in height, having a broken ridge without any well-marked summit. It is deeply furrowed and covered with vegetation, the bare rock showing through, which gives a many tinted appearance to the island ; slight fringing reefs extend from the south-east and south-west points. The passage between Man island and New Britain is clear with the exception of Midway reef. Vessels are recommended to keep close to Man island which is clear...
Page 63 - Kibeck with Kahua, two miles to the west-ward of it, forms a double point, in the bight of which anchorage might be obtained in 8 fathoms, but the bottom being foul and a swell frequently setting in, it cannot be recommended. Kiholongana is the name of the table land 2,000 feet high, to the southward of cape Kibeck. Immediately to the westward of Kahua, the coast runs in a southerly direction for 3 miles, and then trends to the north-westward for 7 miles to Tawaro point forming a large bay named...
Page 15 - ... miles north of the port. HMS " Nelson," however, obtained a sounding of 116 fathoms nearly in this position. On the west side of the island the shock was scarcely felt, and there was no seismic wave. From information supplied by the British Consul at Noumea it appears that in August, 1878, about a fortnight after HM schooner "Renard...
Page 71 - E., is about 8 to 10 miles wide from cape Arsacides to the point forming the South limit. A large low island of a horse-shoe shape, the concave side to the SSW, and from the extremities of which reefs extend about half a mile, is situated nearly in the centre of the bay. Between this island and the land at the head of the bay there are several reefs and shoal patches easily discernible from aloft when the sun is in a favourable position, but no dangers were seen from the masthead to the north of...
Page 69 - Anudha and this place, to barter for the shell money that is made on the small northern islet. There is a break in the chain of mountains near Alit bay, but to the north-west the range again rises to an elevation of about 2,000 feet. This peculiarity, with the high irregular land to the south-east, and the low land between, forms a good mark for this part of the coast useful to the navigator, as some 6 miles to the north-west lies the Bejean or Alit reef, which was seen from the mast-head for some...
Page 52 - VI, the eastern island of the group, lies in lat. 10 17' S., long. 166 19' E., distant about 4 miles N. by E. E. from Nimanu, to which it is similar in size and appearance, but not quite so high ; it is well wooded ; on the western side there is a small bight with a steep white beach ; * Navigating Lieutenant Thomas C.
Page 100 - REEF, is about 18 miles in circumference, having two openings in the south-west part (Beagle entered by the southern) ; on the western side of the reef there are several rocks above water, the northern being 10 feet high ; between this rock, and another 6 feet high lying nearly 3 miles south of it, the reef is dry, having smooth water outside, and occasional boulders inside; on the eastern side of the reef the sea breaks heavily. Anchorage. — The lagoon affords anchorage in 15 to 20 fathoms, broken...
Page 117 - ... anchorage, a berth of half a mile should be given to cape Stephens, to avoid the fringing reef. A course should then be shaped for the mission house upon the bluff above Kabakadai point, which should be seen about 5 miles distant.* The anchorage is in 13 fathoms, with the white cliff bearing SW by W., but the bank is steep, and the bay is not recommended, except as a stopping place for the night. Supplies of fresh water and native produce may be obtained here. Anchorage is also reported, westward...

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