e side of it, on the northwest, is productive and had fine beef cattle, chickens, eggs, milk, butter and sheep.
It is a good point to call for such stores, but while the water is bold and deep, there is a kelp, or sea weed, growing up from the bottom and so covering the surface, and so strong that it is hard to get through, and endangers the disabling of a steamer by winding up the propeller wheel.
The island is under English protection— When we were there old Peter Green, a Dutchman from Holland, who was the oldest man on the island, had been there twenty-five years and seemed to be the leading man among them.
The island is about 37 degrees south latitude and 10 degrees west longitude.
On December 29, while laying to in the Indian Ocean, after a heavy gale, which had lasted two days, and just before making sail, saw a trim bark running down towards us. As she passed she hoisted the United States flag and we fired a shot across her bow. She hove to and we sent a boat on board an