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Journal of a cruise made to the Pacific Ocean

by Captain David Porter, in the United States frigate Essex, in the years 1812, 1813, and 1814. : Containing descriptions of the Cape de Verd Islands, coasts of Brazil, Patagonia, Chili, and Peru, and of the Gallapagos Islands; also, a full account of the Washington groupe of islands, the manners, customs, and dress of the inhabitants, &c. &c. : Illustrated with fourteen engravings. : In two volumes. Vol. I[-II]

by Porter, David

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Published by published by Bradford and Inskeep; and Abraham H. Inskeep, New-York; and for sale by O.C. Greenleaf, Boston; and William Essex and Son, Lexington, Ken. G. Palmer, printer. in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Voyages and travels,
  • Description and travel,
  • Portraits,
  • Travel,
  • Naval operations,
  • Essex (Frigate),
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesJournal of a cruize made to the Pacific Ocean, Porter"s journal
    ContributionsInskeep, A. H. (Abraham Hulings), 1780-1857, publisher, Greenleaf, Oliver Cromwell, 1777?-1843, bookseller, Maxwell, James, 1783 or 1784-1845, printer, Palmer, George, -1817, printer, Wood, Joseph, approximately 1778-1830, illustrator, Porter, David, 1780-1843, illustrator, Adams, D. P. (David Phineas), -1823, illustrator, Edwin, David, 1776-1841, engraver, Kneass, William, 1780-1840, engraver, Strickland, William, 1787-1854, engraver, Bradford, Samuel F. (Samuel Fisher), 1776-1837, publisher, Sitgreaves, Samuel, 1764-1827, former owner, Bradford and Inskeep, William Essex and Son
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 volumes in 1 :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26501290M
    OCLC/WorldCa830342458

    Not in Sabin. Title: Journal of a cruise made to the Pacific Ocean by Captain David Porter, in the United States Frigate Essex, in the years, and to which is now added the transactions at Valparaiso, from the period of the author s arrival until the capture of the Essex: the fate of the party left at Madison s Island, under Lieut. Instead of tossing bean bags at a little stand with holes in it, rope donuts get tossed toward a target painted on the deck with very specific rules about scoring. The gym held a variety of exercise classes each day, some with a charge and others free. We were not long in capturing the vessel we were in chase of, which proved to be the English ship Charlton, of 10 guns, the captain of which informed me, that the ship now to windward was the Seringapatam, of 14 guns and 40 men, commanded by William Stavers, and that the other was the New Zealander, of eight guns. One remarkable peculiarity in this animal is, that the blood is cold.

    Sometimes they become facebook friends and stay in contact after the cruise. In deck quoits the ladies get to throw from a line closer to the target than the men and teams are normally one man and one woman, but if more of one sex showed up than the other a team or two ended up both the same. But it certainly cannot be supposed, after what captain Colnet has said of Fresh-water Bay and Fresh-water Valley, that it was from either of those places that the Butterworth procured her supply, for it seems that an unsuccessful search was made there by captains Colnet and Sharp on the first arrival of the ships: they could not land on account of the surf; they rowed close to the beach, but saw not the least sign of any spring or rivulet. Things work differently on a world cruise. Frontispiece portrait of David Porter by J. Sharp neglected to look for water.

    Second Edition. The capture of this ship gave me more pleasure than that of any other which fell into my hands; for, besides being the finest British ship in those seas, her commander had the character of being a man of great enterprise, and had Journal of a cruise made to the Pacific Ocean book captured the American whale-ship Edward of Nantucket, and might have done great injury to the American commerce in those seas; for although he had come into the Pacific on a whaling voyage, he had given but little attention to that object while there was a hope of meeting American whalers; but on requiring of this man that he should deliver to me his commission, he, with the utmost terror in his countenance, informed me that he had none with him, but was confident that his owners had, before this period, taken out one for him, and that he had no doubt would send it to Lima, where he expected to receive it. While I was about embarking, I perceived three of four small birds, of the size of a sparrow, fluttering about a moist place, on the side of a cliff, over my head; and on further observation I perceived that the small birds of this description constantly resorted here for the purpose of sucking the moisture from the rock; and, by a closer examination, I discovered that beneath this place a small and rude basin had been formed in the rock, for the purpose of catching the drops of water, which perhaps at certain seasons of the year trickle down the side of the cliff. Error in paging: v.


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Journal of a cruise made to the Pacific Ocean by Porter, David Download PDF Ebook

I had also the design of leaving instructions for lieutenant Downes at Charles' and Hood's Islands, similar to those left at James', that, in case he should fail in finding my letters in one place, there might be a chance of his finding them in another, and thus our meeting be rendered more certain.

His loss is ever to be regretted by his country; And mourned by his friends And brother officers. On this ship there was an extra charge for that. They were never crowded except the one day when we skipped a port due to weather. Franklin and Timothy Folger printed the first map of the Gulf Stream in — January, May, and September Hurricane season lasts from June through November, so winter is prime time.

In short they seem'd to set no Value upon any thing we gave them.

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This enabled him to obtain oceanographic, meteorological and astronomical data at a stationary spot over an extended period. This Journal of a cruise made to the Pacific Ocean book appears to have been a favourite resort of the buccaniers, as we not only found seats, which had been made by them of earth and stone, but a Journal of a cruise made to the Pacific Ocean book number of broken jars scattered about, and some entirely whole, in which the Peruvian wine and liquors of that country are preserved.

April, September, and early January. I was desirous that she should approach our coast in the dead of winter, as British ships of war could not, at that season of the year, keep the sea to blockade our northern ports.

These changes, and the alterations necessary to be made to fit the Essex Junior for a cruiser, as well as the wooding and watering of the Georgiana and prizes, proved likely to occasion some further delays; every exertion was made to leave the place as soon as possible, and the absence of Mr.

Second Edition. As one leg of a world cruise the boarding process differs a bit from ordinary cruises where the whole ship changes over to a new cruise.

Challenger during the years — He reflects, "From what I have said of the natives of New-Holland they may appear to some to be the most wretched people upon Earth, but in reality they are far more happier than we Europeans; being wholly unacquainted not only with the superfluous but the necessary Conveniences so much sought after in Europe, they are happy in not knowing the use of them.

Time, no doubt, will order it otherwise; and many centuries hence may see the Gallipagos as thickly inhabited by the human species as any other part of the world.

The mates and sailors, however, expressed their determination not to go to Rio de Janeiro with the ship, for fear of being pressed on board a British man of war; they were very solicitous that I would allow them whale-boats, and let them take their chance in them, declaring that any fate, however dreadful, would be preferable to a servitude in his majesty's navy.

Author: David PorterPublisher: Gale, Sabin Americana Description: Based on Joseph Sabin's famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana, Sabin Americana, contains a collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early s.

While we were at the bay in James' Island which I called Cowan's Baywe put our goats on shore to graze, keeping a person to attend them through the day and give them water; and as they were all very tame, and kept about the landing-place, we every night left them on shore.

Examples of sustained currents are the Gulf Stream and the Kuroshio Current which are wind -driven western boundary currents. I now made the best of my way for Banks' Bay in company with my prizes, and fixed on the small cove inside of Narborough as a rendezvous for them in case of separation, as it now was my design to leave them there until I made a short cruise among the islands, in order to make myself acquainted with all their resources, and with the hope of falling in with some of the enemy's vessels.Journal of a cruise made to the Pacific Ocean, by Captain David Porter, in the United States frigate Essex, in the years, and coasts of Brazil, Patagonia, Volume 1 of 2 [David Porter] on magicechomusic.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Journal of a cruise made to the Pacific ocean

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During a voyage around the Cape of Good Hope inhe mapped "the banks and currents at the Lagullas".