Spanish Honduras; Its Rivers, Lagoons, Savannas, Mountains, Minerals, Forests, Fish, Game, Agricultural Products, Fruits, Transportation and Natives

Spanish Honduras; Its Rivers, Lagoons, Savannas, Mountains, Minerals, Forests, Fish, Game, Agricultural Products, Fruits, Transportation and Natives

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...of the main mouth, respectively. 'e then come, 36 miles up, to the Somote, a creek about 10 miles long, coming in from the west. About 45 miles up, by the general direction of the river, from the same side comes in the river Comali, formed of several branches, and about 21 miles long, heading in the northern end of the Colon Mountains. Ve then pass two short streams, names unknown, running down from the same mountains, and at 71 miles we find the Ticaro. about 11 miles long, with two branches of nearly equal length. At 75 miles the Soletetinge River comes in from your grant about 8 miles long, and at 95 miles, the Cujume, 15 miles long. The first rapids, called V"utwas, Tirlas and Quipisque rapids, are met at 106 miles, by the general course of the stream, which would be about 15o or 175 by the bends of tlie river. There are several other unnamed streams of about the same length. All of these head in the Colon Mountains, which range runs parallel with the general course of the Wanks River, and the summits about 15 miles north-west from the "river and in your grant. unless upon examination it should be found undesirable land, and you should prefer to take land elsewhere. The Wanks river takes its rise only 80 miles from the Bay of Fonseca, on the Pacific, and empties into the Caribbean Sea at Cape Gracias a Dios. It has a bad bar with only 4 or 5 feet of water, probably owing to the fact that the river forms a delta with four mouths. It is navigable for boats drawing 2 feet, 100 miles by the river from the mouth. It is very likely that the bar at the mouth of the river could be improved by closing all but one pass. There is an Indian town (Mosquitos and Zambos) at the mouth on the extreme end of the Cape, on Honduras side, ...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236778200
  • 9781236778208