The Nautical Magazine: A Journal of Papers on Subjects Connected with Maritime Affairs, Volume 4
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Page 380 - WIND 0 Calm. 1 Light Air 2 Light Breeze 3 Gentle Breeze 4 Moderate Breeze 5 Fresh Breeze 6 Strong Breeze — 7 Moderate Gale 8 Fresh Gale 9 Strong Gale 10 Whole Gale...
Page 422 - Tis sweet to see the evening star appear; 'Tis sweet to listen as the night-winds creep From leaf to leaf; 'tis sweet to view on high The rainbow, based on ocean, span the sky.
Page 742 - ... give the number of tons for register. If the vessel have a poop or half-deck, or a break in the upper deck, measure the inside mean length, breadth, and height of such part thereof as may be included within the bulkhead; multiply these three measurements together, and, dividing the product by 92.4, the quotient will be the number of tons to be added to the result as above found.
Page 95 - The southern wind now ceases, and is followed by variable winds from the northward. Heavy clouds are thus brought over; and lightning, accompanied by thunder, follows in a most terrific manner. The wind veers gradually to the westward in violent gusts, the lightning becomes more vivid, and the thunder more awful; a gale of wind follows from the SW more violent, but of short duration, and fine weather ensues.
Page 252 - Drizzling rain. f — foggy — f, Thick fog. g — Gloomy dark weather. h— Hail. 1 — Lightning. m — Misty hazy atmosphere. o — Overcast ; the whole sky being covered with an impervious cloud. p — Passing temporary showers. q — Squally. r — Rain ; continued rain. s — Snow. t— Thunder. u — Ugly threatening appearance of the weather.
Page 456 - TO this great ship, which round the globe has run, And match'd in race the chariot of the sun, This Pythagorean ship (for it may claim Without presumption so deserv'da name, By knowledge once, and transformation now) In her new shape, this sacred port allow. Drake and his ship could not have wish'd from Fate A more blest station, or more blest estate ; For, lo ! a seat of endless rest is given To her in Oxford, and to him in heaven.
Page 708 - ... and is caught in the net. I have been told by fome of thefe hunters, that, when hard pinched with hunger on fuch long chaces, they take two thin boards, one of which they apply to the pit of the ftomach, and the other to the back oppofite to it ; the extremities of thefe boards are tied with cords, which are drawn tighter by degrees, and prevent their feeling the cravings of hunger.
Page 508 - No. 0 Calm © 1 Light air \ . 2 Light breeze 3 Gentle breeze 4 Moderate breeze 5 Fresh breeze 6 Strong breeze 7 Moderate gale 8 Fresh gale 9 Strong gale 10 Whole gale 11 Storm 12 Hurricane SCALE Speed Commonly observed effects of mph corresponding winds 0 Calm, smoke rises vertically.
Page 62 - Beaufort : — 0. Calm. 1. Light air . . . 2. Light breeze . . 3. Gentle breeze . 4. Moderate breeze 5. Fresh breeze . . 6. Strong breeze . 7. Moderate gale . 8. Fresh gale. . . 9. Strong gale . . or just sufficient to give steerage way.
Page 528 - Rarifaction made by his greatest Meridian Heat, is with him carried Westward, and consequently the tendency of the whole Body of the lower Air is that way.