A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, 1795-1798

A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, 1795-1798

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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. 1804 edition. Excerpt: ...gale, to all appearance, having broke up. Aa 2 24 h. BOO K 24 h. Dark and threatening weather. 1797 May 4th. Fresh breezes and dark hazy weather, with the appearance of heavy squalls round the horizon, which produced incessant rain and a calm for a few hours. 7 h. Light airs, with rain. Tacked ship. 9 h. Tacked ship. 16 h. The wind suddenly increased to a strong gale Jrom the southward, which reduced us to our courses and main-topsail; the schooner being pressed with sail to keep way with us. Towards noon it gradually cleared away to the North and West, and we had more moderate weather. This agreeable change admitted our observing the latitude, for the first time since our departure from Macao. Sounded 25 fathoms, fine sand. 5Ih, The wind left us suddenly, and we had clear pleasant weather. At 9 h. a gentle breeze from the S. W. permitted our course to the eastward; and we had 26 fathoms, fine sand and broken shells. Throughout the night we had a great deal of lightning, with frequent claps of thunder, and incessant heavy rain. At day-light we made fail, having a moderate breeze, with dark and rainy weather. Our soundings soundings were 24 fathoms. At 22 h. we passed over strong riplings, with the appearance of shoal water; and our soundings had decreased to 15.and 10 fathoms, coarse gravel and broken shells. We hove to while the schooner went a-head of us, and afterwards followed her under a fail. Till noon we continued the fame irregular foundings, varying every cast of the lead five or six fathoms. 24 h. Moderate breezes, with rain. Variable weather, with continual hard rain. Our 6th. foundings were unequal from 18 to 17 fathoms, gravelly bottom. The schooner kept a-head of us, and in the night she carried a light. 7 h. Light winds, with a...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236650646
  • 9781236650641