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An Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the American Brig Commerce; Wrecked on the Western Coast of Africa, in the Month of August, 1815, with an Account of the Sufferings of the Surviving Officers and Crew, Who Were Enslaved by the Wandering Arabs, on the (Paperback) Loot Price: R469
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An Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the American Brig Commerce; Wrecked on the Western Coast of Africa, in the Month of...
An Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the American Brig Commerce; Wrecked on the Western Coast of Africa, in the Month of...

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An Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the American Brig Commerce; Wrecked on the Western Coast of Africa, in the Month of August, 1815, with an Account of the Sufferings of the Surviving Officers and Crew, Who Were Enslaved by the Wandering Arabs, on the (Paperback)

James Riley

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER IH. textit{Foyagefrom Gibraltar tmmrds the Cape de Verd Islands, including the shipicreck of the brig Commerce on the coast of Africa. We set sail from the bay of Gibraltar on the 23d of August, 1815, intending to go by way of the Cape de Verd Islands, to complete the- lading of the vessel with salt. We passed Cape Spartel on the mormng of the 24th, giving it a birth of from ten to twelve leagues, and steered off to the W. S. W. I intended to make the Canary Islands, and pass between Teneriffe and Palma, having a fair wind; but it being very thick and foggy weather, though we got two observations at noon, neither could De much depended upon. On account of the fog, we saw no land, and found, by good meridian altitudes on the twenty-eighth, that we were in the latitude of 27. 30. N. having differed our latitude by the force of current, one hundred and twenty miles; thus passing the Canaries without seeing any of them. I concluded we must have passed through the intended passage without discovering the land on either side, particularly as it was in the night, which was very dark, and black as pitch; nor could I beheve otherwise from having had a fair wind all the way, and having steered one course ever since we took our departure from Cape Spartel. Soon after we got an observation on the 28th, it became as thick as ever, and the darkness seemed (if possible) to increase. Towards evening I got up my reckoning, and examined it all over, to be sure that I haa committed no error, and caused the mates 16 do the same with theirs. Having thus ascertained that I was correct in calculation, I altered our course to S. W. which ought to have carried us nearly on the course I wished to steer, that is, for the easternmost of the Cape de Verds; but finding the weather becoming more ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: James Riley
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 250
ISBN-13: 978-1-4588-1023-6
Barcode: 9781458810236
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LSN: 1-4588-1023-2

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