The West Coast of Hindustan Pilot; Including the Gulf of Manar, the Maldive and Laccadive Islands

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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. 1898 Excerpt: ...headland, which is visible in clear weather from a distance of 15 miles when bearing from N. 17 W., through east to S. 3 W. Position.--Lat. 1G 59' N., long. 73 16' E. Storm Signals.--A short distance south of the lighthouse there is a storm signal station; for particulars of signals see page 56. ...
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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. 1898 Excerpt: ...headland, which is visible in clear weather from a distance of 15 miles when bearing from N. 17 W., through east to S. 3 W. Position.--Lat. 1G 59' N., long. 73 16' E. Storm Signals.--A short distance south of the lighthouse there is a storm signal station; for particulars of signals see page 56. Anchorage.--Sailing vessels should anchor in the outer roadstead in 7 fathoms, mud, with the lighthouse bearing N.E. by E. and Kushipur point S.E. Sleam vessels at the beginning or close of the south-west monsoon should anchor in 6 fathoms, with the lighthouse bearing north and the saw-mill chimney E.N.E., but during the fair season they may go into b fathoms with the lighthouse bearing N.W. and the customhouse N.E. Ratnagiri bay affords no shelter during the south-west monsoon, at which season smooth water anchorage can be obtained in Kalbadavie bay see page 180). Tides."--It is high water, full and change, at Ratnagiri, at 10 h. 40 m.; mean springs rise Q feet, neaps 4i feet. It is said that, when the south-west monsoon is in full force, there is 4 feet more water at low tide, in the daytime, in all the bays along this part of the coast, than there is during the fine season. MIRYA DONGHUR is a high headland of bare laterite reck, lighter in colour than the adjacent land, and appears like an island when seen from northward or southward; it« sea face terminates in steep cliffs. The highest part, Mirya peak, half a mile from the south-west point of the headland, is 465 feet above the sea, and has an old flagstaff on its suunuit. Mirya bay is formed between Miyct point, the south-west point of Mirya Donghur, and Ratnagiri headland; it is li miles wide and one mile deep, with soundings of 4 to 6 fathoms. The shore at the head of Mirya bay is covered with coco...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150193170
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 170
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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