The Seaman's Practical Guide, for Barbados and the Leeward Islands: With Observations on the Islands from Blanco to the Rocas, on the Coast of La Guayra; General Instructions and Observations on Making the Land ; Also , Observations on the Hurricanes and Currents, with Numerous Marks and Bearing of Sunken Rocks, &c.; All Taken from Actual Observation, by a Captain in the Royal Navy
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anchor anchorage Anegada Anguilla Antigua appearance bank Barbadoes Basseterre beach bearing berth bluff bold bound Buck Island cable cable's length Careenage Carvel Rock clear close coast Cooper's Island danger distance Dog and Prickly Dog Island east point Eastern Sainte eastward entrance fathoms water feet water four fathoms Frigate Grand Bocas Guadaloupe Gulf of Paria half a cable's harbour haul high land High Roca Hill hurricane Islet keep Kitt's leeward lies Little Saba lying marks miles distant nearly Nevis night Norman's Island north side northward Observations pass Pigeon Island Point Negro Prickly Pear reef remarked Rock Passage rocky Round Rock S.W. point sail Salt Island sandy bottom seen seven fathoms ship shore small Island small vessels soundings south point south side southward steer strangers sunken rock tack Thomas Tortola town trade-wind tree Trinidad Virgin Gorda Water Island watering place weather west point west side westward wind windward
Page 17 - But a dreadful reverse succeeds: the sky is suddenly overcast and wild ; the sea rises at once from a profound calm into mountains; the wind rages and roars like the noise of cannon; the rain descends in...
Page 5 - THE SEAMAN'S PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR BARBADOES AND THE LEEWARD ISLANDS; with Observations on the Islands from Blanco to the Rocas, on the Coast of La Guayra. General Instructions and Observations on Making Land ; also Observations on the Hurricanes and Currents, with numerous Marks and Bearings of Sunken Rocks, &c. All taken from actual observation, during fourteen years