The United States; Its Power And Progress

Paperback | May 12, 2012

byGuillaume Tell Poussin

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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. 1851 Excerpt: ...Heceta, under whose orders Perez was again to go to sea, as well as Juan de Ayala and Antonio Morelli. This expedition, composed of two vessels, sailed from San Bias, on the 15th of March, 1775, in company with the schooner San Carlos, bound to Monterey. The commander of this schooner, having become delirious, was succeeded by Ayala. Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra assumed the command of the schooner La Sonora. Having passed the San Carlos, the two vessels of the expedition steered a westerly course, and, on the 10th of June, anchored in a bay beyond Cape Mendocin, in latitude 41. This bay received the name of Port de la Trinite. Heceta and Bodega continued their voyage on the 19th of June. They lost sight of land for three weeks; but again perceived it in latitude 48 27'. Wishing to reconnoitre the coast, they sent a boat with seven men on shore, who were all murdered by the natives. Having resumed their course, the two vessels were separated by a violent storm. Heceta returned to Monterey, while Bodega pursued his voyage of discovery. On his return voyage, Heceta landed in latitude 50, on the south side of the Island of Vancouver and Quadra, and, passing through the port of San Lorenzo, (Nootka Strait,) discovered the previous year by Perez, he arrived in sight of the main land, in latitude 48, without having observed the Straits of Fuca. Running a southerly course, he arrived, on the 15th of August, 1775, in front of an outlet, whence flowed a current so rapid that he could not enter it. He mistook this outlet for the entrance of the Straits of Fuca, of which he was in search. He remained in these waters for the purpose of making more minute observations; but, unable to overcome the strength of the current, which carried him along with it, he determ...

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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. 1851 Excerpt: ...Heceta, under whose orders Perez was again to go to sea, as well as Juan de Ayala and Antonio Morelli. This expedition, composed...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:182 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.39 inPublished:May 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217615880

ISBN - 13:9780217615884

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