Reported Dangers to Navigation in the Pacific Ocean, Inclusive of the China and Japan Seas and the East India Archipelago; Compiled Systematically Arranged, and Collated in the United States Hydrographic Office Washington Volume 3

Reported Dangers to Navigation in the Pacific Ocean, Inclusive of the China and Japan Seas and the East India Archipelago; Compiled Systematically Arranged, and Collated in the United States Hydrographic Office Washington Volume 3

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...is additional to the description of this danger in the China Sea Directory, (ed. of 1868, ) by Commander Reed, ofthe British surveyingvessel Rifleman: "The two groups of islands, desiguated by that name, appear to be situated on the edge of an extensive coral hank. A reef, 1% mile wide, with from 6 to 9 fathoms on it, extends 3 miles to the southward of Woody Island, and the extreme of it could not be seen from the Rifleman, when crossing it. 145 5 C0 E. Uaptain Foster, of the ship Zelan-l Captain Foster, in 1858, saw breakers to the northward of Sariguan, one of the Mariane Group, which. when passing there again in 1861, only a cable's length to the northward of them, he was better able to examine. They are two patches of black, poiuted, and jagged-looking rocks, over which the sea broke furiously, and at times left them 5 or 6 ' feet dry. When abreast of the rocks the peak of Sariguan hore S. by W. W., from I 4 to 5 leagues distaut, and Guguan (named on Captain Foster's chart erroneously Faral, lone de Torres, compare No. 538, ) N. 1-W.; from each other they hore N. by E. and S. by ' W., ahoutone-quarter of amile distaut. Captain Zayas, of the Spanish frigate Narvacz, l confirms their existence in ahout 16 51t' N., 145 50' E., although he himself did not see 1 them when passing near that vicinity. They were described by his pilots as 3 rocks 0 awash, each as large as a hoat and within a cable's length of each other. He thinks l that-they are the Piedras de Torres of Espinosa's chart, misplaced by the latter. 567 l Cornwallis Island...... 16 51 00 N. 169 313-0 E. Wilkes' Narrative, -V, p. 267; Hors-This position, in which Cornwallis Island is put down on many chars, was passed over...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236787226
  • 9781236787224