The Discovery of Humboldt Bay, California

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Geographical Society of the Pacific, 1891 - California - 16 pages
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Page 11 - This bay has not been carefully surveyed, but it is known that it is of considerable size; and somewhat resembles the Bay of San Francisco, except that the entrance to it for vessels of large class is not convenient, and with strong southwest winds it is even impassable for any kind of vessel. The depth at the entrance is two fathoms, and then the ocean swell breaks on the bar.
Page 8 - O'Cain, (Am. vessel) 60 men, 15 canoes, 5 boats, and 16 guns, went into San Quentin for repairs and provisions, when ready was ordered off the coast, but stayed until she had killed all the otter from Rosario to Santo Domingo. Mar.
Page 11 - Slabodtshikoff, which was met by the Indians inimically. This bay has not been carefully surveyed, but it is known that it is of considerable size; and somewhat resembles the Bay of San Francisco, except that the entrance to it for vessels of large class is not convenient, and with strong southwest winds it is even impassable for any kind of vessel.
Page 9 - ... Russio-American Company had made an agreement that he should have fifty-two bidarkas, and more than a hundred Aleutians at his disposal, to accompany him to the coast of New Albion, north of the Spanish settlements, and catch a cargo of sea otters at half (sic) the usual price. Thus did the Russians endeavor to supply their want of ships and men, and to extend by new means the circle of their valuable fishery for sea otters.
Page 11 - About eight and a half miles from the port of Trinidad [seventeen and a half miles really] is found the entrance to the Bay of Indians, called the entrance of Resanof. According to the Colonial Documents of the Russian American Com84 George Davidson, Discovery of Humboldt Bay, in Trans, and Proc.
Page 3 - ... hills to the eastward and southeastward. From the masthead he may have seen the extensive waters of Humboldt Bay over the narrow and comparatively low sand dunes near the entrance ; but he certainly could not determine the entrance, because at the very opening between the low sand spits it is masked by the bright face of Red Bluff, ninetysix feet high, standing square abreast and inside the mouth at less than half a mile therefrom.
Page 8 - Quentin in 1805, but the Spanish and Mexican archives in the United States Surveyor General's office in San Francisco, place it in 1804.
Page 7 - The coast we passed this afternoon seemed to be generally defended by a sandy beach ; but the evening brought us to a country of a very different description, whose shores were composed of rocky precipices...
Page 2 - United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. Published by the California Historical Society.
Page 3 - Head, in latitude 41 03', he would be attracted closer in shore by the prospect of a harbor, and by the low, sandy and slightly retreating shore, with retreating hills to the eastward and southeastward. From the masthead he may have seen the extensive waters of Humboldt Bay over the narrow and comparatively low sand dunes near the entrance ; but he certainly could not determine the entrance, because at the very opening between the low sand spits...

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