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Title: Narrative of a voyage round the world : performed in Her Majesty's ship Sulphur, during the years 1836-1842, including details of the naval operations in China, from Dec. 1840, to Nov. 1841 ; published under the authority of the lords commissioners of the Admiralty
Year: 1843 (1840s)
Authors: Belcher, Edward, Sir, 1799-1877 Hinds, Richard Brinsley Great Britain. Admiralty
Subjects: Sulphur (Ship) Voyages around the world Phytogeography
Publisher: London : Henry Colburn
Contributing Library: University of Pittsburgh Library System
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CindcTi.Heiirv CoTbum, Great T/farlbtd St. 1843 1840.] STRUCTURE OF CANOES. 81 &c., despised beads, but evinced no particular de-sire to jjossess anything shown to them. Latterlythey brought some birds of paradise, but they wereindifferent, and I am not aware what was given inexchange. The constant showers during the day preventedour obtaining the necessary data for determiningour position. We were, therefore, compelled totrust to the stars, the weather generally provingclear between sunset and two a.m. By midnightwe had completed our observations, and about oneembarked. The natives retired about sunset. During the day the survey of the bay was com-pleted. The depths throughout are regular, over abottom of tough dark mud, varying from thirty tonine fathoms, which latter will be found close tothe reefs, which in most places skirt the bay. Streams of fresh water abound ; that in the bightat the sandy beach is the best, and it probablt/ runsat the dry season. On the south side of the


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