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The Cruise of the Argo

Naturevolume 14page48 (1876) | Download Citation



MANY useful suggestions were forwarded to me by the readers of NATURE before the yacht left Liverpool, in return for which I send my best thanks and a list of the places we have visited in the course of our most delightful and, as I trust, not unsuccessful voyage: Jan. 24, Madeira; Feb. 7, Antigua; Feb. 12, Barbuda; Feb. 13, St. Kitts; Feb. 14, Guadeloupe; Feb. 13, Dominica; Feb. 17, Martinique; Feb. 18, St. Vincent; Feb. 20, Grenada; Feb. 22, Trinidad; March 9, La Guayra; March 10, Caracas; March 17, Valentia; March 18, Puerto Caballo; March 21, Tucacas; March 27, Santa Marta; March 29, Savanilla; March 31, Carthagena; April 2, Kingston, Jamaica; April 13, Havanna (Museum most creditable). We leave tomorrow for Vera Cruz and the city of Mexico, with the Bahamas, Philadelphia, New York, and Niagara in prospect. We have had a clean bill of health and favourable weather throughout. One of the chief objects proposed by Mr. Cholmondeley in undertaking the voyage was to observe the habits of tropical birds in the west, and to increase his fine collection in the aviaries at Condover. Amongst the very numerous specimens of birds now on board are some that are extremely fine, and such as have rarely been brought to England in a living state.

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