Among the American ships which traded along the northwest coast in 1792, was the Columbia, Captain Gray, of Boston.
Coasting craft would be built and fitted out, also at the mouth of the Columbia, to trade, at favorable seasons, all along the northwest coast, and return, with the proceeds of their voyages, to this place of deposit.
Skirting along the north coast
of Sicily, passing through the group of Aeolian Isles, in sight of Stromboli and Vulcania, both active volcanoes, through the Straits of Messina, with "Scylla" on the one hand and "Charybdis" on the other, along the east coast
of Sicily, and in sight of Mount Etna, along the south coast
of Italy, the west and south coast
of Greece, in sight of ancient Crete, up Athens Gulf, and into the Piraeus, Athens will be reached in two and a half or three days.
I may add, that the only ancient tertiary formation on the west coast
of South America, which has been bulky enough to resist such degradation as it has as yet suffered, but which will hardly last to a distant geological age, was certainly deposited during a downward oscillation of level, and thus gained considerable thickness.
Somewhere along the coast
or even in the depths of the jungle itself there were white men.
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 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.
Such is a feeble outline of the Californian coast
and country, the value of which is more and more attracting the attention of naval powers.
But we had no intention of sitting idle while our fate overtook us, so we bent to our paddles and, keeping parallel with the coast
, did our best to pull away from our pursuers.
In the old days, he said, they had crossed the grasslands and attacked the salt-water natives; but since the coming of the white men to the coast
they had remained in their interior fastnesses, and no salt-water native had ever seen them again.
We shall be late; let 's run," said Polly, as they came into the path after the last coast
Our only hope lies in making the nearest land, which, unless I am mistaken, is the Scilly Islands, off the southwest coast
It has often fallen on ships when several hundred, and even more than a thousand miles from the coast
of Africa, and at points sixteen hundred miles distant in a north and south direction.
THAT evil influence which carried me first away from my father's house - which hurried me into the wild and indigested notion of raising my fortune, and that impressed those conceits so forcibly upon me as to make me deaf to all good advice, and to the entreaties and even the commands of my father - I say, the same influence, whatever it was, presented the most unfortunate of all enterprises to my view; and I went on board a vessel bound to the coast
of Africa; or, as our sailors vulgarly called it, a voyage to Guinea.
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.