Pacific Islands Pilot

Pacific Islands Pilot

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...useful to the navigator, as some 6 miles to the northwestward lies the Bejean Reef, Which. however, may be seen from the masthead for some distance. A vessel will be abreast Langa Langa entrance when the northern high land of Florida Island bears 263. Northwest Alite Mountain, bearing 37, also leads to the entrance. _ To enter Langa Langa mid-channel should be kept and Bush Islet rounded at the distance of about 200 yards. Tides.--It is high water, full and change, in Langa Langa at 611.; springs rise 4 feet. Bejean or Alite Reef, dry in places, breaks and is plainly visible, It is about 4 miles in length in a north-by-west and south-by-east direction and about 11 miles in breadth, its northwest extreme lying about 5 or 6 miles off the coast of Mala and 180, nearly 10 miles from Cape Ritters. The southern slope of the northwest Alite Mountain is said to be in line with the southeastern extreme of the reef when bearing 67, and the same part of the mountain with the northwest angle of the reef when bearing 93. The British naval vessel Uumcoa (1893) passed between the reef and Mala, and reported the reef to be apparently some 3 miles northward of its charted position. The shoal D.) charted 5 miles south by east from Bejean Reef is said to be connected to it. The British naval vessel Cambrian, in 1908, passed at a distance of 3 miles from this position without observing any indications of its existence. Coast.----From Langa Langa Harbor the coast trends in a north by west direction, for about 15 miles, to Cape Ritters, with several bays between, below mentioned. It has from the oifing much the same appearance as that of the land to the southeastward. Cape Ritters forms the outer point of the low-lying land, the coast beyond trending...show more

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  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776909
  • 9781236776907