An Account Of The Wreck Of H.m. Sloop "osprey"; With The Encampment Of Her Crew, And Their March Accross The Island Of New Zealand  Blended With Moral by Henry MoonAn Account Of The Wreck Of H.m. Sloop "osprey"; With The Encampment Of Her Crew, And Their March Accross The Island Of New Zealand  Blended With Moral by Henry Moon

An Account Of The Wreck Of H.m. Sloop "osprey"; With The Encampment Of Her Crew, And Their March…

byHenry Moon

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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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.1858 Excerpt: ... whilst the eye loses the source of the stream as it narrows into the verdant valleys, and shuts out the view by the foliage of the forest as it embowers the cooling springs; outside you behold the war of elements, and hear their wild commotion; inside all nature seems at rest, in Eden stillness, and you hear nothing but the birds chanting their Maker's praise, as it were in Paradise. The vessel, whose dangerous situation I have before alluded to, was now obliged to anchor; we observed her in this perilous situation, and a boat, which we kept in the river, was instantly manned and sent out to the schooner, to render assistance if needful. The stream drove our boat out with great rapidity, so that she was quickly alongside the schooner. The boat having executed her orders, put off again from the schooner to return, but encountered the same difficulty as the schooner did; the boat made for the south shore, and dodged the eddy currents under the rocks, which lay about half a cable's length from the schooner, then with their best strength the boat's crew gave way cheerily for the north side of the river, where we were encamped, but when the boat caught the eddy tide on the north shore, then she was in as fast as she had been set out; this was owing to a flat sandy spit, which, forming a little nook or bay, broke the sluice of tide, by which a boat was always enabled to gain this point, when she was beached and dragged over the point by the crew. I have particularized this trifling occurrence merely to show the inintricate and conflicting nature of the currents, for which, masters of Coasters, who are continually among them (some of them ten or fifteen years), cannot lay down any rules, from their experience, to guide the navigator who may casually visit the coas...
Title:An Account Of The Wreck Of H.m. Sloop "osprey"; With The Encampment Of Her Crew, And Their March…Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217773923

ISBN - 13:9780217773928

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