The South American Pilot; The East Coast of South America from Cape St. Roque to Cape San Antonio, Rio de La Plata and the North Coast from Cape St. Roque to the Rio Maroni in French Guayana

The South American Pilot; The East Coast of South America from Cape St. Roque to Cape San Antonio, Rio de La Plata and the North Coast from Cape St. Roque to the Rio Maroni in French Guayana

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...and the western point of entrance to Rio Grande, available for boats, and convenient in giving assistance to vessels in distress about the south-west banks. Pilot boats when caught to leeward use this channel. There is also a channel having 9 feet in it northward of the bar. The anchorage in fine weather outside is 1 miles south-east of the bar, in 7 fathoms water, sand and mud, with the lighthouse bearing about N.N.W., distant 4 miles. Buoys.--The channel immediately inside the bar is marked by buoys. The outer buoy on the S.W. bank is painted black and red, and three The Helianthus, laden with coals, in 1854 was wrecked on the tail of the south-west bank. The Hon. H. P. Vereker, British Vice-Consul, on several occasions attempted to board, hut the weather being unfavourable the vessel could not be approached, and she was abandoned with her ensign flying and rigging complete; and each day it could be observed that she had sunk farther into the sand, until the masts sunk below the level of the sea. f In March, April, and May 18G2, vessels drawing 11 to llj feet water were waiting sixty days for an opportunity to go to sea. Chap. iv. RIO GRANDE DO SUL. 157 black buoys lie to the north-west of it; they are all surmounted by a staff and ball, and are on the south-west side of the channel. The outer buoy on the S.E. bank is painted black and white, and within it is a white buoy, both having a staff and ball; three red buoys lie to the north-westward, the two outer of which are surmounted by a staff and cage. These latter buoys mark the north-east side of the channel. Light.--At the north point of entrance to Rio Grande do Sul, about ly1 miles within the extremity of the point, is an iron circular tower 101 feet high from base to vane, painted a...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236507401
  • 9781236507402