Among the American ships which traded along the northwest coast in 1792, was the Columbia, Captain Gray, of Boston.
48 north to the pole, excepting that portion held by the Russians, for as to the American adventurers who had hitherto enjoyed the traffic along the northwest coast, they would instantly disappear, he added, before a well regulated trade.
Considering the rankness of the vegetation in Tierra del Fuego, and on the coast northward of it, the condition of the islands south and south-west of America is truly surprising.
Now, it is known that in the shallow sea on the Arctic coast of America the bottom freezes,  and does not thaw in spring so soon as the surface of the land, moreover at greater depths, where the bottom of the sea does not freeze the mud a few feet beneath the top layer might remain even in summer below 32 degs.
From Smyrna towards the Holy Land the course will lay through the Grecian Archipelago, close by the Isle of Patmos, along the coast
of Asia, ancient Pamphylia, and the Isle of Cyprus.
was densely overgrown, nor was any building or sign of man apparent from the water.
He pointed out to him the bearings of the coast
, explained to him the variations of the compass, and taught him to read in that vast book opened over our heads which they call heaven, and where God writes in azure with letters of diamonds.
The Turks of Suaquem have gardens on the firm land, not above a musket shot from the island, which supply them with many excellent herbs and fruits, of which I doubt whether there be not a greater quantity on this little spot than on the whole coast
of Africa besides, from Melinda to Suez.
The 9th of February the Nautilus floated in the broadest part of the Red Sea, which is comprised between Souakin, on the west coast
, and Komfidah, on the east coast
, with a diameter of ninety miles.
It was the first Martian my brother had seen, and he stood, more amazed than terrified, watching this Titan advancing deliberately towards the shipping, wading farther and farther into the water as the coast
He who most closely studies the action of the sea on our shores, will, I believe, be most deeply impressed with the slowness with which rocky coasts
are worn away.
From time to time the coast
was visible through the broken mist, but no vessel was in sight.
It 's no harm, and Polly shall coast
if she wants to; may n't she, grandma?
This danger a little startled my partner and all the ship's company, and we immediately resolved to go away to the coast
of Tonquin, and so on to the coast
of China--and pursuing the first design as to trade, find some way or other to dispose of the ship, and come back in some of the vessels of the country such as we could get.
having made four hundred and eighty miles, came in sight of the coast