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Unformatted text preview: perfection of ocean sailing. This was called by a number 7 wind. These are classed from 1-11 which latter is a hurricane. We could see vessels from 15 to 20 miles distance which is about the usual range at sea. Captain [Thomdike], a retired sea captain, who has sailed for 30 years upon the Pacific Ocean, told us that he had sighted Juan __________ which has high land upon it at 75 miles distance.He has touched at the island 2 or 3 times and gave us an interesting account of a voyage round the ______ from New Orleans to San Francisco in a vessel of 300 _________ in 159 days. His shp sometimes occupies 280 days. His vessel was so small ____________ and so few hands were required, that the profits on the cargo were very large....
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2009 for the course LIB 125 taught by Professor Robbins during the Spring '09 term at Rochester.
- Spring '09