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Re: [TSL] Whale Back, Bouquerian Channel and Melville.
Pete Dinwoodie <dinwoodi@verizon.net> on 02/07/2017

According the Board of Geographic Names, there are two places in Chile that
may be it.

Seno Melville, 52 22 54S 072 19 05W and Punta Melville 45 06 00S 073 27 00W.
Based on the elapsed time, I would guess that the second one is more likely.

Pete

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From: THESHIPSLIST
[mailto:theshipslist-bounces+dinwoodi=verizon.net@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of
Robert McKenzie
Sent: Monday, February 06, 2017 10:41 PM
To: theshipslist-L@rootsweb.com
Subject: [TSL] Whale Back, Bouquerian Channel and Melville.

G'day Listers

I have a problem with a location that the ship SEA was reported to have been
at. Have looked at many maps and online but no luck as yet.

James McKay was captain of the SEA, when on February 8th 1852 she went
onshore, but was able to get off without damage, somewhere near Callao in
Peru, at a place called the Whales Back Bank while going through the
Bouquerian? Channel. Two and a half weeks later he was in Callao where he
had to repair the caulking. He was sailing from a place called Melville,
which I am wondering if it was named after Herman Melville who wrote Moby
Dick and who visited Lima in 1844? [just a long shot]

Any assistance would be appreciated.

 

Cheers.....Bob

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