Reported Dangers to Navigation in the Pacific Ocean: Supplement [to the] south pacific ocean

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1891 - Pilot guides - 36 pages
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Page 8 - ... Coast Survey Office since October 25th. Lieut. TD Bolles of the USS Monongahela reports that September 14, 1889, his vessel passed within about four miles of the chartered position of Corinthian Shoal or reef (South Pacific Ocean), indicated in about latitude 8 55
Page 32 - ... below water. The officers of the Alert were occasionally deceived by these; also, when there is any meeting of currents of different temperatures shoals of fish often appear, and large fish splash and spout water so as to resemble breakers ' I have little doubt that these are the principal sources of vigias.
Page 35 - Horn, and noticing very highly discolored water, he hove the ship to and sounded three times, obtaining each time from 67 to 70 fathoms, black sand and small rocks, in latitude 56 36' S., longitude 74 20' W.; than ran southward 30 miles before the water, which was very thick and yellow, resumed its natural color.
Page 32 - Navigating Lieutenant WH Petley, of HMS Alert, remarks, December 26, 1880, that when searching for Le Rhin breakers he saw what he felt confident were breakers, but upon examination it was merely large fish jumping and throwing the water high in the air — no bottom at 300 fathoms beiug obtained at the spot ;" and further, that " Captain Cabaret, of the steamer Le Rhin, was probably misled in a similar manner, :.• • ..' '. . .., ... '..[ i, .,, •. .•••

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