Instead of making casual voyages, in transient ships, they established regular trading houses in the high latitudes, along the northwest coast
of America, and upon the chain of the Aleutian Islands between Kamtschatka and the promontory of Alaska.
Almost every arm of the sea, which penetrates to the interior higher chain, not only in Tierra del Fuego, but on the coast
for 650 miles northwards, is terminated by "tremendous and astonishing glaciers," as described by one of the officers on the survey.
From Leghorn to Naples (calling at Civita Vecchia to land any who may prefer to go to Rome from that point), the distance will be made in about thirty-six hours; the route will lay along the coast
of Italy, close by Caprera, Elba, and Corsica.
To the north I could see the rockbound coast
He was very well known to the customs officers of the coast
; and as there was between these worthies and himself a perpetual battle of wits, he had at first thought that Dantes might be an emissary of these industrious guardians of rights and duties, who perhaps employed this ingenious means of learning some of the secrets of his trade.
In our description of this famous sea, an account of which may justly be expected in this place, it is most convenient to begin with the coast
of Arabia, on which part at twelve leagues from the mouth stands the city of Moca, a place of considerable trade.
I caught a glimpse of the octagon minarets of this town, which was at one time the richest commercial magazine on the coast
For after the sailors could no longer come up the Thames, they came on to the Essex coast
, to Harwich and Walton and Clacton, and afterwards to Foulness and Shoebury, to bring off the people.
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.
The Tankadere entered the Straits of Fo-Kien, which separate the island of Formosa from the Chinese coast
, in the small hours of the night, and crossed the Tropic of Cancer.
It is the technical, as distinguished from the sentimental, "good-bye." Henceforth he has done with the coast
astern of his ship.
"Nothing but coast
," he said, gruffly, for papa was always lecturing him, and letting the girls do just as they liked.