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Sailing Directions for the Bay of Biscay, Including the Coasts of France and Spain, from Ushant to Cape Finisterre (Paperback) Loot Price: R285
Discovery Miles 2 850
Sailing Directions for the Bay of Biscay, Including the Coasts of France and Spain, from Ushant to Cape Finisterre (Paperback):...
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Sailing Directions for the Bay of Biscay, Including the Coasts of France and Spain, from Ushant to Cape Finisterre (Paperback)

John William Norie

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Loot Price R285 Discovery Miles 2 850

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 Excerpt: ...of Steam-boat hire to tow vessels up to Bordeaux.--From 200 to 350 tons: --From the lazaretto 400 fr.; Pauillac 350 fr.; Blaye 300 fr.;-Larroque 260 fr.; Parque 220 fr.; Lagrange 200 fr.; Bassens 120 fr.; and Lormont 100 fr.--From 350 to 500 tons: --From the lazaretto 450 fr.; Pauillac 400 fr.; Blaye 350 fr.; Larroque 320 fr.; Porgue 280 fr.; Lagrange 240 fr.; Bassens 150 fr.; and Lormont 120 fr. It is not obligatory to employ steamers; that expense can be, and is frequently, avoided, without losing time, especially at spring-tides. It appears from the above description of the buoys, that when entering by the North Channel, after passing the fairway red beacon-buoy, you are to leave the 2 black canbuoys on your port or larboard hand, and the 3 red nun-buoys, as also the white buoy off Point Graves, on your starboard hand; and when entering by the South Channel, you pass the 2 outer red can fairway buoys on either side, and the black and the white can-buoys on your port or larboard side. The above are now the only two channels made use of in entering the Gironde. The following directions are from M. Beautemps Beaupre, who surveyed the entrances to this river in the year 1826: --M. Beaupre sets out with observing, that all charts hitherto published are in a fatal degree erroneous; that the mistakes of M. Magin were copied by Teulere and others; that Raoul, in 1813, sought for the dangers they mention in vain, not having any idea of their being otherwise situated; that the banks are not of rock but of sand; that La Cuivre has shifted its position even since the time of Raoul, and been driven nearer to Cordouan, to which M. Beaupre is of an opinion it will hereafter be joined. The two banks of sand which front the river are called La Mauvaise and La Cuivre; and th

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: December 2009
Authors: John William Norie
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 40
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-36536-1
Barcode: 9781151365361
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LSN: 1-151-36536-X

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