A Sailing Directory for the Ethiopic or South Atlantic Ocean; Including a Description of the Coast of South America and Africa

A Sailing Directory for the Ethiopic or South Atlantic Ocean; Including a Description of the Coast of South America and Africa

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...motion of the vessels; and the consumption of those taken is not safe, in consequence of the great number of vessels sheathed with copper. Shell-fish, and oysters in particular, ought to be avoided. On leaving the Road of Rio Janeiro, the most simple precautions only are required; in a sailing vessel it will be sufficient merely to attend to the land-breeze and the ebb tide, allowing them to carry you along; even the ebbing ia not essential if the breeze has that strength which it usually acquires during certain hours daily. To be better prepared for getting under weigh, vessels frequently, on the evening before their departure, get on the side of the bay which faces the town, by which they avoid any obstruction to the road, properly so called; and some take advantage of the strength of the land-breeze, but this is not really necessary, for a vessel may easily set out from any part of the usual anchorage. The route for going out is the same as for entering; passing at 3 cables' lengths to the East of the Isle Villegagnon, and at the same distance on the same side of Fort Lage, and ranging within hail of the Fortress of Santa Cruz, taking care in this track to keep over to the eastern side rather than the other: these are the only requisite precautions. As you generally weigh anchor in the morning, it is probable that you will have the advantage of the land-breeze at least for four hours; this will enable you to pass all the isles in the bay; and, having arrived here, you may tack according to circumstances. Should you experience a calm between the land and sea breezes, before you get without the islands, it will be proper to anchor, choosing a favourable position, so as to get under weigh again with the first breeze that ensues. The CITY of BIO...show more

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  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 816g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236661370
  • 9781236661371