Directions for Navigating on Part of the South Coast of Newfoundland, with a Chart Thereof, Including the Islands of St. Peter's and Miquelon

And a Particular Account of the Bays, Harbours, Rocks, Land-marks, Depths of Water, Latitudes, Bearings, and Distances from Place to Place, the Setting of the Currents, and Flowing of the Tides, &c., from an Actual Survey, Taken by Order of Commodore Pallisser, Governor of Newfoundland, Labradore, &c.

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Author: James Cook
Published: 1766
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,745 / 36 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.3
LoC Category: GA
Downloads: 572
Added to site: 2007.06.24
mnybks.net#: 17422
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Nautical
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and Westerly Winds; you must not run too far in for fear of some sunken Rocks in the Bottom of it, a quarter of a Mile from the Shore; opposite this Bay on the South-side of the Island, is a small Cove, wherein small Vessels and Shallops can lay pretty secure from the Weather, in 6 Fathom Water; in the Middle of the Cove is a Rock above Water, and a Channel on each Side of it. The Islands laying at the West-end of Brunet, called Little Brunets, afford indifferent Shelter for Shallops in blowing Weather; you may approach these Islands, and the Island of Brunet, within a quarter of a Mile all round, there being no Danger but what lay very near the Shore.

[Sidenote: Plate Islands]

Plate Islands are three Rocks of a moderate Height, lying S.W. 1 League from the West-end of Great Brunet. The Southermost and outermost of these Rocks, lay W. by S. half S. 11 Miles from Cape Miquelon, and in a direct Line between Point May and

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