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Notes and Queries, Number 180, April 9, 1853

A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Geneologists, etc

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1853
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,770 / 81 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.8
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 506
Added to site: 2007.04.28 16709
Genre: Periodical

Edited by George Bell.

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hat Country, communicated [to the Royal Society] by Dr. Wallace, F.R.S.":

"The 4th [November] we came into the great harbour of Caledonia. It is a most excellent one; for it is about a league in length from N.W. to S.E. It is about half a mile broad at the mouth, and in some places a mile and more farther in. It is large enough to contain 500 sail of ships. The greatest part of it is landlocked, so that it is safe, and cannot be touched by any wind that can blow the harbour; and the sea makes the land that lies between them a peninsula. There is a point of the peninsula at the mouth of the harbour that may be fortified against a navy. This point secures the harbour, so that no ship can enter but must be within reach of their guns. It likewise defends half of the peninsula; for no guns from the other side of the harbour can touch it, and no ship carrying guns dare enter for the breastwork at the point. The other side of the peninsula is either a precipice, or defended against ships by shoals and breache



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