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The French Coasting Pilot by A La Barre
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A La Barre
Publisher
Theclassics.Us
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22
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9781230326108
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Paperback
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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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ... you will see a rock above water, called la Vaudier; go close to it at three fathoms, on your starboard hand, to avoid a rock under water, called Testiers, which lies about twenty fathoms distance from the N. E. of la Vaudier; and when within this rock you may approach the island; but you must now send a man on the fore-topsail yard to look a-hrad, and he will see two rocks under water, which are near tfie island, the Water being very clear in this place; and when you have opened the cove which is a-breast of the houses, you may let go the anchor in from three to four fathoms of water. Do not go closer to the north and west side of the island than a mile. From the lie de Bass to Ushant, is forty-nine miles, W. by S.; and to the entrance of the passage Dufour, is thirty-four miles W. by S. half S. Between them are several coves and bays, but no harbour or town for shipping. There are many rocks above and under water along this coast. You may go very near to the outer rocks, which are above water. Ships or convoys may go part of the way along the shore, leaving the rocks outside of them. About ten miles W. by S. of the lie de Bass is a large cove, called Goulvin, having a high sandy beach; but it is quite open to the whole sea. About nine miles west from this cove is another, tailed douregaus; it is better than the last: ships may lie at anchor in it, from four to five fathoms of water, and be sheltered from all winds, there being a number of rocks at a distance from the land which break the sea. There are several channels to this cove, but they cannot be explained, a thorough knowledge of them being required, At two cables' length from the land, there are from seven to ten fathoms of water, and close to the outside of the rocks, from...

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