The Navigator; Containing Directions for Navigating the Monongahela, Allegheny, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers; With an Ample Account of These Much Admired Waters, from the Head of the Former to the Mouth of the Latter; And a Concise

The Navigator; Containing Directions for Navigating the Monongahela, Allegheny, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers; With an Ample Account of These Much Admired Waters, from the Head of the Former to the Mouth of the Latter; And a Concise

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...below the Vauut Hills it is but four miles and a half across to the Yazoo, while by water it is 16. A sand bar, Nine miles below the Walnut hills, and a small distance above Warrington, lying on the left side of the river-channel past it close to the ri ht shore. _ _ $AlUI-INGTON, ten miles below Walnut Hills, 10 501 This is a small village of the state of Mississippi, on the left bank of the river. It has about '20 or 30 frame and log dwellings, and is the seat of justice for Warren county. Its subjection in high floods to the inundations of the river operates inst its progress and stability. It was laid out in l808--9 on lan s of Mr. Gnflith. Some distance back of the town the land is high and possesses some farms. Half a mile above the town, a small creek empties itself into the river. Here as all along the Mississippi, the water oozing out at the base of-the bluff or high land, contains so much mineral, part of which is probably cop r, that if drank by the cattle it frequently proves poisonous. ' he inhabitants dare not drink it. It sickens, -vomits, and sometimes purges. A water possessing similar qualities, oozes from the banks of the Ohio, -in many places towards its mouth. I drank with others, some issuing out in a small clear stream opposite the mouth of the Tennessee.-. It had a copperish and alumish taste, and the ground over which it ran had the appearance of rusty iron, but rather of a yellowish cast: The quantity I drank was small, and I could perceive no particular effect.-I was told at the time, that it had sickened several who had drank of it. At the first right hand point below Varrington and a little above No. 104-, is a large sand and willow bar, which you keep to your right. Here the river bears hard against the...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236919661
  • 9781236919663