William Dampier

William Dampier

English navigator
In the road ships must ride in 30, 40, or 50 fathom water, not above half a mile from the shore at farthest: and if there are many ships they must ride close one by another.More William Dampier quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The island Mayo is generally barren, being dry, as I said; and the best of it is but a very indifferent soil.More William Dampier quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Typhoons are a sort of violent whirlwinds. Before these whirlwinds come on... there appears a heavy cloud to the northeast which is very black near the horizon, but toward the upper part is a dull reddish color. The tempest came with great violence, but after a while, the winds ceased all at once and a calm succeeded. This lasted... an hour, more or less, then the gales were turned around, blowing with great fury from the southwest.More William Dampier quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The 6th of August in the morning we saw an opening in the land and we ran into it, and anchored in 7 and a half fathom water, 2 miles from the shore, clean sand.More William Dampier quotes [09/14/2011 04:09:33]
I commonly went ashore every day, either upon business, or to recreate myself in the fields, which were very pleasant, and the more for a shower of rain now and then, that ushers in the wet season.More William Dampier quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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