A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World; In Which the Coast of North-West America Has Been Carefully Examined and Accu by George Vancouver 0000-00-00 00:00:00

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A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World; In Which the Coast of North-West America Has Been Carefully Examined and Accu by George Vancouver
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George Vancouver
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98
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9781230463179
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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. 1801 edition. Excerpt: ... N. E. and W. S. W. is three miles and a half long, and half a league broad. Near its well point a shoal stretches about half a league in a *north-west direction, from the west: point of the island, where the latitude was' observed to be 6l° 8'. Endeavours were made to get in with the larboard or north-east shore without success, being again repulsed by the shoals that extend from'three to four miles from it. The examination was continued up this arm in five, six, and seven fathoms water, favored by a strong flood tide, but attended with so fresh a gale from the eastward, that a very heavy and irregular swell was produced, which in two instances nearly filled the large cutter, broke off the head of the rudder, and required the utmost efforts and exertions of the party to preserve the boat from sinking. .The shores in their vicinity were inaccessible, and, under circumstances so discouraging, they had no other probable means of bettering their condition, than by inclining as near to the southern shore as the shoals that extended from it would permit; this was effected, and when the range of the arm was shut in, the water became smoother. About five in the evening they reached a small islet lying close to the southern shore, in a direction from the west point of Turnagain island, S. 45 E. distant fourteen miles. The flood at this time being nearly expended, and this seeming likely to prove an eligible resting place for the night, no time was lost in endeavouring to obtain some relief from the uncomfortable situation to which they had been reduced by the seas that had broken into the boats, and had wetted most of their arms and apparel. Their repose during the night was greatly disturbed by large quantities of ice that were brought down...

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