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Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London/Volume 1/Reef in the Pacific

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V.—Reef in the Pacific.

'A dangerous reef has been discovered in the Pacific Ocean, among the Caroline Islands, the N.E. extremity of which is in latitude 7° 36' N., and longitude 155° 18' E. It was found to lie in a N.E. and S.W. direction, and is so extensive, that the whole of it could not be seen from the N.E. extremity. It is about fourteen miles in a W.S.W. direction from Island Bordelaise, discovered in 1826.'

The discovery is due to the ship Larkins, W. Campbell, master; and, as here given, is extracted from her log, bearing date 23d February, 1830.