A Geographical Sketch of That Part of North America, Called Oregon; Containing an Account of the Indian Title--The Nature of a Right of Sovereignty--The First Discoveries--Climate and Seasons--Face of the Country and Mountains--Natural

A Geographical Sketch of That Part of North America, Called Oregon; Containing an Account of the Indian Title--The Nature of a Right of Sovereignty--The First Discoveries--Climate and Seasons--Face of the Country and Mountains--Natural

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...bay, and called Port Effingham, Capt. Meares says, that " it is sufficiently capacious to contain an hundred sail of ships, and so fortunately sheltered, as to secure them from any storm. The anchorage is also good, being soft mud." 3. Hostility bay is on the northern, and 4. Classet bay on the southern side of the entrance of De Fuca straits. Both are exposed to the sea. 13. Strawberry, and 14. Birch bays, are both in the eastern part of the straits. The latter, at the entrance of Tacooche river. 15. Shoal-water bay, is on the coast, and is made difficult of access, by the breakers, which extend across its mouth. It has from 5 to 15 feet soundings, over hard sand. 18. Baker's bay, is a capacious opening, extendin" from Cape Disappointment to Chennook Point, a distance of five miles; and is five miles deep.--The eastern part of the bay, is much exposed to the sea, but between the mouth of Chennook river, and the back part of the cape, is found a sheltered harbour, with six fathoms water, and good bottom. 19. Meriwether bay, is a deep opening, on the South side of the river, about four miles across its mouth. It receives, besides a number of small creeks, the two rivers, Netul and Kilhowanakel. The sand spits render it inaccessible to large vessels. Much of the shore is a sandy beach. The eastern part is beautifully covered with pebbles of every size and colour. 21. Gray's bay, laying on the easterly side of Point Ellice, furnishes deeper soundings, better shelter, and generally greater advantages for a harbour; and has a more desirable site for a port, than can be found on either side of the two other bays. 20. Killamuck bay, is on the coast, back of cape Look-out, about 60 miles South of point Adams. It receives at its head, ...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236515943
  • 9781236515940