A Sailing Directory for the Ethiopic Or South Atlantic Ocean, Including the Coasts of South America and Africa

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R. H. Laurie, 1867 - Africa - 691 pages
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Contents

239 Choiseul Sound 240 Lafonia Peninsula 241 Falkland Sound
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242 New Island c 244 Port Egmont 245 Beauchene Island
246
Burdwood Bank
247
The Sandwich Lands 259 Routes of Captain Biscoe to the Eastward and Southward of the same
251
The Shag Rocks
252
SOUTH SHETLAND 252 the Winds 257 the Tides 258 Remarks on approaching South Shetland from the Northward by Captain Fildes
260
Islands of Alexander I and Peter I
262
Reported Islands and Shoals 262 LAigle Shoal 262 Antonio Viana Bank 262 Ariel Rocks 262 Ascençao or Portuguese Ascension 263 Aurora Isles 2...
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Grant Breakers 264 Heard Shoal 264 Isla Grande 264 Katten dyks Droogte 264 Lennons Reef Montezuma Rock Moore Bank Robson Reef Sandré R...
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THE NORTHERN COAST OF BRASIL FROM CAPE ST ROQUE
267
Aracati 269 Coast continued 271 Ciara or Seara 271 Directions_by
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MARANHAM Captain Hewetts Description of and Directions for Maran
287
MARANIIAM to PARA Province of Para 290 Bay of Cuma 291 Isles
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SECTION V
312
PERNAMBUCO to BAHIA or Bay of All Saints 329 Porto de Pedras
335
BAHIA to PORTO SEGURO and the ABROLHOS 344 Rio Camamu
347
CAPE FRIO to RIO JANEIRO inclusive 363 Cape Frio Position
364
RIO JANEIRO to SANTOS 373 Marambaya 373 the Ilha Grande
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The RIO DE la Plata 394 Rio Parana 394 Cape Castillos 395
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The COASTS of LA PLATA and PATAGONIA from the River of La Plata
417
General Remarks on the Passage along the Eastern Coast of Patagonia
442
General Description and Directions 447 Windward Coast 447 Gold
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Particular Description of and Directions for the Windward Coast
456
The Ivory or Teeth Coast 466 Cavally 466 Tahou 466 St
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The BIGHT of BENIN from Cape St Paul to Terra Formosa 488
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The BIGHT of BIAFRA from the River Nun or Kwara to Cape Lopez
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SECTION VII
569
Kingdom of Angola 602 Cape Juma or Foreland Bluff 602
607
General Description of the Coasts of Hottentotia 624 Great Fish Bay
626
APPENDIX
670

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Page 236 - The town is fortified with an entrenchment, salient angles, and redoubts, which inclose about half a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in width.
Page 249 - I concluded that what we had seen, which I named Sandwich Land, was either a group of islands, or else a point of the continent. For 1 firmly believe that there is a tract of land near the Pole which is the source of most of the ice that is spread over this vast southern ocean.
Page 175 - The two largest nearly connect with each other and form a kind of harbour, or place of shelter for a boat, on the NW side.
Page 652 - ... stranded. In day-time, a number will be shown, white upon a black ground. At night, the number will be shown transparent. No. 1. You are earnestly requested to remain on board until assistance is sent ; there is no danger to life. No. 2. Send a line on shore by cask, and look out for line from rocket or mortar. No. 3. — Secure the rope ; bend a warp or hawser to it, for us to haul it on shore for the boat, or for us to send you a stout rope, to be made fast to some firm part of the wreck, that...
Page 246 - S., an indication that no land was near us in that direction ; nevertheless, the vast quantity of snow on that in sight induced us to think it was extensive, and I chose to begin with exploring the northern coast. With this view we bore up for Willis's Island, all sails set, having a fine gale at SSW As we advanced to the N., we perceived another isle lying east of Willis's, and between it and the main.
Page 33 - ... impulse urging it directly towards that circle, in every point of its progress towards its new situation it must be found deficient in rotatory velocity, and therefore unable to keep up with the speed of the new surface over which it is brought. Hence, the currents of air which set in towards the equator from the north and south must, as they glide along the surface, at the same time lag, or hang back, and drag upon it in the direction opposite to the earth's rotation, ie from east to west. Thus...
Page 246 - W. The other isle, which obtained the name of Bird Isle, on account of the vast number that were upon it, is not so high, but of greater extent, and is close to the NE point of the main land, which I called Cape North. The SE coast of this land, as far as we saw it, lies in the direction of S.
Page 134 - It was, however, very difficult to examine them with care, for almost the instant motion ceased, even while crossing the field of vision, their bodies burst.
Page 120 - There is every reason to consider it established, that an earthquake is simply " the transit of a wave or waves of elastic compression in any direction, from vertically upwards to horizontally in any azimuth, through the crust and surface of the earth, from any centre of impulse or from more than one, and which may be attended with sound and tidal waves, dependent upon the impulse and upon circumstances of position as to sea and land.
Page 321 - When broken, it is found to be composed of a very hard species of sandstone of a yellow complexion, in which numerous bivalves are imbedded in a state of complete preservation. Various species of small sea-shells may be collected in the water-worn cavities of the surface. At several points deep winding fissures extend through a portion of the reef, but in general its appearance is quite regular, much more so doubtless than any artificial wall could be after hundreds of years' exposure to the wearing...

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