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Perry pulled it toward him, and once again we were plunging downward toward eternity at the rate of seven miles an hour.
About noon, or twelve hours after our start upon this unfortunate journey, we had bored to a depth of eighty-four miles, at which point the mercury registered 153 degrees F.
About eight miles above the mouth of the Wallamot the little squadron arrived at Vancouver's Point, so called in honor of that celebrated voyager by his lieutenant (Broughton) when he explored the river.
Point Vancouver is about one hundred miles from Astoria.
On the river, where was a packed trail and where snowshoes were unnecessary, the dogs averaged six miles an hour.
And this Daylight thought that he could keep up a day's pace of thirty-three miles for sixty days
We heaved the log, and calculated that the Abraham Lincoln was going at the rate of 18 1/2 miles an hour.
But the cetacean grew warm itself, no doubt; for without straining itself, it made 19 3/10 miles.
Toward four in the morning, at the height of the fiftieth parallel, the distance was reduced to 300 miles.
Its circuit is forty-seven miles long and thirty-two broad.
This valle varies from five to ten miles in breadth; it is bounded b step-formed terraces, which rise in most parts, one above th other, to the height of five hundred feet, and have on th opposite sides a remarkable correspondence.
I went up and set down on a log at the head of the island, and looked out on the big river and the black driftwood and away over to the town, three mile away, where there was three or four lights twinkling.
Only made about five miles all day; found some patches of snow, of which we ate, but nothing else.
All sails were now hoisted, and at noon the Tankadere was within forty-five miles of Shanghai.
In ancient times, the ambassadors of Nero reached the ninth degree of latitude, but in eighteen centuries only from five to six degrees, or from three hundred to three hundred and sixty geographical miles, were gained.