Sailing Directions for the Coasts of Eastern and Western Patagonia

Sailing Directions for the Coasts of Eastern and Western Patagonia

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...SEA REACH. there is a deep bight, with two openings; the easternmost, in which are GLAcrnn and Icv SoUNns, extends to the N. E. for ten miles from the mouth; and the westernmost is the commencement of Smyth's Channel. The rocks, called the Strzelers, extend to_ a considerable distance to the S. W., as far as three miles within the line of bearing between Cape Phillip and Tamar Island. Under the lee (the N. E.) of CAPE PHILLIP is SnoLL's BAY, in which the Beagle anchored in 1827. Of this place Captain Stokes writes: ----" We found, there, an excellent anchorage in 15 fathoms. It is valuable for vessels working through the strait to the westward, inasmuch as, from the discontinuous natureof the northern shore, (which here is formed into deep bays, ) this place will be much more easily recognized than the anchorages on the opposite coast; besides the winds hang here, in general, somewhat to the northward of west, hence a better startingplace for the westward is obtained. Here, as in every anchorage on the strait, water and fuel are easily procured; but nothing more, unless we except the wild berries, (Berberis, sp.) celery, muscles, and limpets; the wild goose abounds here, but'its nauseous, filthy taste, renders it uneatable. No inhabitants, no quadrupeds." Of the coast of the strait on the south side, between Cape Upright and Yalentine Bay, wehkpfivyfiyery little; there are several deep blghts and spacious be-ys, w lCl1 may contain anchorage, but, in general, they are not found in the large harbours, which are mostly deep, precipitous chasms or ravines in the rock. The smaller coves, or where the land shelves down to the sea, are more likely to afford anchorages. In the appendix to Cordova's work are...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565959
  • 9781236565952