Melbourne, And The Chincha Islands; With Sketches Of Lima, And A Voyage Round The World

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byGeorge Washington Peck

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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... I. MELBOURNE. Melbourne is situated on the north side of and two miles inland from the head of a nearly land-locked circular bay, about forty miles across. On the left of this bay, about midway, is the harbor and town of Geelong--a young city, numbering already nearly thirty thousand inhabitants, and beautifully situated in a fine agricultural district. The bay is sometimes called "the Bay," and oftener "Port Phillip," which was originally the name of the Colony, and is not now the name of any particular place; perhaps it will be most convenient to style it « Port Phillip Bay." The ship Plymouth Rock, in which I sailed from Boston on the 18th of February, anchored in the immediate harbor or roadstead of Melbourne, (Hobson's Bay,) on the afternoon of the 20th of May. We had made Cupe Otway, the first land we saw of the coast of New Zealand, early on the morning of Monday, the 16th. This Gape, on which there is a light-house, is at the entrance of Bass' Straits, and is about ninety miles southwesterly from the entrance to Port Phillip Bay; that day we made about half the distance, and stood off and on under a light wind during the night. In the morning there was a heavy fog and almost a dead calm; the wind continued very light the whole day, and when we reached Point Nepean, at the entrance of Port Phillip, about four in the afternoon, there was just air enough stirring to keep steerage way on the vessel, while the strong tide took her through the narrow channel--not more than a mile wide for ships. It was a fine afternoon, and the apparently grassy field around the lighthouse on the bluff two miles to the left, with the half dozen or more vessels at anchor in the bay, had quite a home look after a long voyage. Presently, in answer to the signal, a pil...

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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... I. MELBOURNE. Melbourne is situated on the north side of and two miles inland from the head of a nearly land-locked circular b...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217510027

ISBN - 13:9780217510028

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