Journal Of Commodore Goodenough; During His Last Command As Senior Officer On The Australian Station, 1873-1875 by James Graham Goodenough

Journal Of Commodore Goodenough; During His Last Command As Senior Officer On The Australian…

byJames Graham Goodenough

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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. 1876. Excerpt: ... bring the structure within the destructive power of the waves, and effectually scale off the shell of coral rock, except at points where the insect would have gotten a greater hold and made a wider ledge, which would then resist the power of the wave. This exactly agrees with the facts as I have seen them. I have seen coral shores wherever dots appear here, and the highest mountains are always dead to leeward. August 8th.--Off Santa Maria in the morning, and tacked at 8, close to Vanua Lava: again at 12, under Santa Maria, and stood right through up to the bay south of Port Patteson. Standing to and fro all night. August gth.--Landed at 7.30 a.M. at Mota, and found no one. I got some rocks from the cliff side at Mota, where pieces of volcanic stone are bedded in the coral, which has grown all around them. This is a compact coral and a very compact volcanic stone. Got on board by 9 A.m., and filled. Mota Lava seems to be the same as Ara-a. The low level around Vanua Lava is coral, and like that round Mota is about sixty or eighty feet above the sea, rising to 150 feet further back. August 10th.--Saw Vanikoro (Santa Cruz group) at daylight, about fifteen miles off, and ran down. Got into Tevai Bay quite neatly at 9.15, in twenty-one fathoms, as near the middle of Ocili anchorage as possible. We passed a patch of nine fathoms, and got a cast of twelve fathoms in the passage, but saw no signs of the two-fathom place whatever. Many pieces of coral stand up on the reef. It seems to me quite likely that this may be the first sign of an upheaval succeeding the depression. The coral of such pieces is old and worn, and, moreover, the mangrove surrounds the shore; and I don't see how this could be the case were the land generally falling. However, what looks very li...

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Title:Journal Of Commodore Goodenough; During His Last Command As Senior Officer On The Australian…Format:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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