The India Directory; Or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America Volume 2

The India Directory; Or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America Volume 2

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...level with the water at high tide, N.N.W. 6 miles; the Whelps, a group of four small islands, W. by N. % N. 10 miles; whelps. Starboard Jack, a low, flat reef, with 2 rocks off its eastern end, N.W. 10 miles." starboard "Between the Whelps and the Buffalo's Nose are several isolated patches of rock, ' called the Corkers; the distance between which and Starboard Jack is 3 miles, with corkers. a depth from 5 to 6 fathoms. The outer rock of the Corkers is occasionally covered, and bears from the extreme of Buffalo's Nose S.S.E. f E. Two islets, a cable's length Captain Collinson, in his observations for the variation of the compass, obtained the following remarkable results: --"On the North side of Chusan the variation was 1 57' "W.; on the South side of Tinghae it was 2 33' E.; at Buffalo's Nose, 1 57' W., and at Tree-a-top Island, 6 miles to the southward of it, 0 43' E." The geological specimens collected at these several points show no cause for these differences. Ploughman Islands. farther to the westward, are always ahove water, and will give warning should the sea not hreak on the outer rock." Tinker. "N.N.E., If miles from Starboard Jack, is the Tinker, a steep cliff rock, 80 feet ahove the water. The passage between them has 6 fathoms water, and will be found an eligible passage during the north-west monsoon, as vessels will be further to windward than in the usual track, and have better anchorage under Lowang than under Buffalo's Nose. A sunken rock lies S.E. by E. from the Tinker (nearly in a line with the Mouse) 2 cables distant." BumUoaNoee. "The Island of Buffalo's Nose is 1 miles from North to South, and three-quarters of a mile from East to West. Its eastern shore is rockv, and off its...show more

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  • Paperback | 580 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,021g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236619226
  • 9781236619228