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(without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... depths are five, six, seven, and eight fathoms of water over a
bottom of Band. 'Between Piedras Islet to the north, the west point
of Aglatoinate River to the south, and that of San Fulgencio to the
s.w., is formed the Ensenada, or bay of Caledonia, and the channel
of Sassardi. Caledonia Bay.--'The Ensenada, or cove of Caledonia,
is, strictly speaking, formed by the points already mentioned,
which lie with each other If. N. w. jw., and s. s. E. J E. (n. 25
w., and s. 2f> E.), one mile distant. This bay is clean, and has
good deep water; the greater part of its coast is a beach, and near
the middle of it disembogues the river Aglaseniqua. The point of
San Fulgencio is salient, scarped, and clean, and it also forms an
indent with little depth of water, bordered by mangroves and
various kays at its western part. The Channel Of Sassardi.--'
Between San Fulgencio point, the great Oro Island, Piedras Islet,
and the Mangrove Kays, which are to the west of them, the channel
of Sassardi is formed; the s. E. entrance to this channel is off
and on, with four cables' length in extent, from edge to edge, and
with from nine to twelve fathoms depth on oaze; and farther in,
from eight to ten fathoms; as also between the turn of the bank off
Piedras Islet, and the bay of Caledonia, the depth is from seven to
fifteen fathoms; and the piece of sea which intervenes between this
bay and the Puerto Escoces is of a good depth of water; but at a
short mile s.E. by E. 4 E. (s. 55 E.), from Piedras Islet the sea
breaks when the breeze blows fresh.' From its entrance the channel
of Sassardi extends N. w. five miles. The engineer has here, then,
a wide scope for selecting a locality for the Atlantic mouth of the
canal, which may thus open anywhere from the s. E. end of...
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