The Oriental Navigator, Or, New Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies: Also for the Use of Ships Trading in the Indian and China Seas to New Holland, &c. &c (Google eBook)

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James Humphreys, 1801 - Pilot guides - 566 pages
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Contents

Instructions for sailing into St Augustins Bay and thence to the Comoro IflandsChesterfield Shoal
92
Extract from Captain John Halls Journal ot the Worcester toward Bombay in 1790
98
Passage from the Comoro Islands to the Laccadive or Lakedivas and the Nine Degrees called also
104
The Nurtheast Monsoon _
111
The Land and SeaBreezes
117
Directions for the Passage to India by the East of Madagascar while the Southeast Monsoon prevails in
133
of Arabia
141
Extract of the Journal of the Latham bound up the Red Sea to Jeddah in 1758
147
Description of the Coast of Arabia between Dosar and Mazeira Island by Captain John Smith of
153
The Gulf of Persia Instructions for sailing between India and the Gulf of Persia extracted from
165
Directions for sailing up the Gulf of Persia and to Bassora 17
178
Sailing out of Bombay
184
Sailing Directions for the Gulf of Cam bay by Mr Skinner
190
General Description of the Western Coast or Malabar side of India
197
The Lackdivas or Laccadivas or Laccadive IflandsNine Degrees Channel between Seuhelipar
211
Ifle of Ceylonthe Gulf of Manar Description of the Southeast Coast of India
217
The Southern Coast of Ceylon from Point de Galle to the Elephant and the Great Bassas
223
Description of the Great Bay of Trincomaley with sailing Instructions c from M Nichelson
232
Marks for turning into Trincomaley Harbour
235
Description of the Coast from Pondicherry to MadrasAllemparvaSadrasCovelongMadras
244
Description of the Coast of Coromandel from Madras to the North waidPulycate and ShoalArime
250
The Coast of Orissa VizagapatamBimilipatamChichacoleGanjamFalse Point and Point
256
Directions from Point Palmiras to the roads of Ballafore and Pipley or Peply
263
Directions for sailing from Bengal to Madras and the Coast of Coromandel
271
Directions for sailing from the Arracan Shore along the Coast of Chittigong or Chittagong
287
Instructions for Chittagong River
293
The Coasts of Arracan and Ava from Captain Ritchie
299
2 From Cape Negrais to the Calventuras 30
307
The Coast of Pegu Pegoo with the Coasts of Martaban and Tanasserim
312
The Nicobar Islands chiefly from Captain Ritchie 31
318
Remarks on the Bight of CorAngria to the eastward of Acheen
325
Instructions for the West Coast of Sumatra coming from the Northward to Bencoolen by Captain
399
The Straits of Sunda Instructions for sailing through the Straits of Sunda by Mons DApres
407
Remarks on the Sumatra or Zutphen Channel in the Straits of Sunda
414
Directions for failing from Poolo Aore to Poolo TimonThe AnambasPoolo Domar
440
Directions tor sailing from Poolo Sapata to the Coast of China
446
Sailing Directions for the River of Tigris or Canton River by Captain Joseph Huddart 1786
450
Directions for sailing from Poolo Timon to Siam in the Western Monsoon by Mons DApres 457
457
The Passage to China between the Isle of Hainan and the Paracel
469
Instructions for sailing back from China to India or Europe through the Straits of Banca and Sunda
476
Directions for sailing from Manilla to the Straits of Sincapore and Malacca by Mons DApres
483
Instructions for the track to be followed from Poolo Aore to pass across the Java Sea to the Straits
491
The Passage from Batavia to China through the Straits of Macassar before December by
497
Instructions for sailing from the Straits of Saleyer through Puts Straits and the Eastern Passage
510
Account of Pitts Straits by Mr Horsbrough with an additional description of the Anchorage
520
Remarks on the Pitts Passage and of the Entrance into the Pitts Passage to the Eastward of Bouro
528
Qf the Entrance into the Pitts Passage to the eastward of Bouro or between that Island andCeram
535
Instructions for failing back from China by M Horfbrough
545
The Valantines Instructions in 1761 for sailing from Goat Island near Luconia to Saoloo and from
554
Currents in Dampiers Straits
560
Description of the Straits of Sapy from Captain Rees of the Northumberland
572
Description ot the Straits of Flores or Floris by Captain Robert Williams of thp Thames 1797
578
Amboyna in the Banda Sa by Captain Roocrt Williams
584
The Straits of Saleyer 59
590
Ceram and the small adjacent Islands
593
Timor
599
Van Diemens Land
608
Butlers TrackObservations by Captain Thomas Butler of the Walpole relative to his Passage
615
Remarks of Captain John Fearn of the Snow Hunter from New Zealand toward the China Seas
622
Extract of the Journal of the American Ship Ann and Hope Captain Maitland
628
Instructions for sailing from the Cape of Good Hope to the Islands of St Helena and Ascension
639
Instructions for sailing from the Islands of Ascension to Europe Ponedo or St Peters IslandCape
645

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Page 119 - They will also commonly have soundings there, as the remains of the bank, not accumulated, will be under water. Where the coral banks are not...
Page 10 - I have conferred with on the fubjeil, (late the lofs at from ten to twenty thoufand fouls. This is rather an indefinite computation ; but I think, if the medium be taken, it will then rather exceed than fall íhort of the real lofs.
Page 10 - For two or three days after the calamity, fuch was the languor of the inhabitants, that not a cooley or workman was to be procured at any price ; it required our...
Page 11 - It is haftily written, and very inaccurate ; but you will remember I was in a good deal of pain at the time of writing it, from an inflammation in my legs, fo had not fufficient eafc or leifurc to correct or tranfcribe it.
Page 10 - ... houfes at the fame awful moment gave way, and nearly four thoufand fouls were launched into eternity. This tremendous fcene was vifible from Mrs. Corfar's terrace, over which the fea...
Page 11 - The fifhermen,a moft ufeful bodyof people, inhabiting chiefly by the fea-fide, have been almoft totally extirpated ; a.nd we are thereby deprived of a very material part of our fubfiftence. Time alone can reftore us to the comforts we have loft, and we have reafon to be thankful that things have not turned out fo bad as we apprehended.
Page 11 - that things have not turned out fo bad as we apprehended. I have tired myfelf ' in attempting this narration, and I fear I have almoft tired you in the perufal of it. A ' great deal more might be faid upon the...
Page 119 - The loofe coral, rolled inward by the billows in large pieces, will ground, and the reflux being unable to carry them away, they become a bar to coagulate the fand, always found intermixed with coral ; which fand, being eafieft raifed, will be lodged at top.
Page 119 - ... heave up the matter in greater quantities there than towards the extremities; and, by the same rule, the ends will generally be open, or at least lowest.
Page 9 - ... floor, fo we had no occafion to have recourfe to the Terrace. Between one and two o'clock the water began to...

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