Extracts From A Journal, Written On The Coasts Of Chili, Peru, And Mexico, In The Years 1820, 1821…

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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. 1824. Excerpt: ... EXTRACTS FROM A JOURNAL. CHAPTER I. CHILI. PASSAGE OF CAPE HORN ARRIVAL AT VALPARAISO-VISIT TO SANTIAGO, THE CAPITAL OF CHILI. His Majesty's ship Conway, under my command, sailed from England on the 10th of August 1820, and having touched at Teneriffe, Rio de Janeiro, and the River Plate, received orders to proceed to Valparaiso, the principal sea port on the coast of Chili. The passage round Cape Horn has acquired such celebrity in Nautical history, from the difficulties encountered by Anson, that no one, ac VOL. I. A quainted with the popular narrative of his voyage, can approach the spot without some degree of interest. The progress of improvement in navigation and seamanship has, indeed, stripped the Cape of its terrors, and the passage, which formerly cost so much labour and suffering, is now performed with comparative ease and certainty. But there is still left enough of romance about this great promontory to excite no inconsiderable curiosity; and, accordingly, on the evening of the 25th of November, all eyes were anxiously directed towards the west, in which quarter the Cape was situated. Several groups of the more curious amongst the officers were perched at the mast heads, ready, with telescopes and sketchbooks, to take advantage of the first glimpse of the land. Others, whose energy did not equal their curiosity, mounted a few steps of the rigging, and came down again, saying they would see it all in the morning without trouble. The sailors, in the mean time, habitually indifferent to every thing of this nature, amused themselves with a noisy game of leap frog along the deck. Meanwhile the sun set, and our anxiety lest we should not discover land before night, increased every moment; but towards the end of the long summer twilight, the looked-f...

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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. 1824. Excerpt: ... EXTRACTS FROM A JOURNAL. CHAPTER I. CHILI. PASSAGE OF CAPE HORN ARRIVAL AT VALPARAISO-VISIT TO SANTIAGO, THE CAPITAL OF CHILI....

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217209475

ISBN - 13:9780217209472

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