Arniston, Western Cape

Arniston, Western Cape

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Arniston is a small seaside settlement in the Overberg region on the Cape South coast, close to Cape Agulhas, the southern-most tip of Africa. Prior to the loss of the Arniston, it was known as Waenhuiskrans, an Afrikaans name meaning literally "Wagon house cliff," after a local sea cave large enough to accommodate a wagon and a span of oxen.In May 1815, a British East Indiaman, the Arniston, was rounding the Cape in convoy on a journey to repatriate wounded English soldiers from Ceylon. The ship lacked a chronometer - an expensive instrument at the time - and consequently had to rely on other ships in the fleet to calculate the longitude of the group.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136721139
  • 9786136721132