The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 3

By Edgar Allan Poe

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his little community had multiplied, there being
fifty-six persons upon Tristan, besides a smaller settlement of seven on
Nightingale Island. We had no difficulty in procuring almost every
kind of refreshment which we required--sheep, hogs, bullocks, rabbits,
poultry, goats, fish in great variety, and vegetables were abundant.
Having come to anchor close in with the large island, in eighteen
fathoms, we took all we wanted on board very conveniently. Captain
Guy also purchased of Glass five hundred sealskins and some ivory. We
remained here a week, during which the prevailing winds were from the
northward and westward, and the weather somewhat hazy. On the fifth of
November we made sail to the southward and westward, with the intention
of having a thorough search for a group of islands called the Auroras,
respecting whose existence a great diversity of opinion has existed.

These islands are said to have been discovered as early as 1762, by the
commander of the ship Aurora. In 1790, Captain Manuel de Oyarvido, in
the ship Princess, belonging to the Royal Philippine Company, sailed, as
he asserts, directly among them. In 1794, the Spanish corvette Atrevida
went with the determination of ascertaining their precise situation,
and, in a paper published by the Royal Hydrographical Society of
Madrid in the year 1809, the following language is used respecting
this expedition: “The corvette Atrevida practised, in their immediate
vicinity, from the twenty-first to the twenty-seventh of January, all
the necessary observations, and measured by chronometers the difference
of longitude between these islands and the port of Soledad in the
Manillas. The islands are three, they are very nearly in the same
meridian; the centre one is rather low, and the other two may be seen
at nine leagues’ distance.” The observations made on board the Atrevida
give the following results as the precise situation of each island.
The most northern is in latitude 52 degrees 37’ 24” S., longitude 47
degrees, 43’ 15” W.; the middle one in latitude 53 degrees 2’ 40” S.,
longitude 47 degrees 55’ 15” W.; and the most southern in latitude 53
degrees 15’ 22” S., longitude 47 degrees 57’ 15” W.

On the twenty-seventh of January, 1820, Captain James Weddel, of the
British navy, sailed from Staten Land also in search of the Auroras. He
reports that, having made the most diligent search and passed not only
immediately over the spots indicated by the commander of the Atrevida,
but in every direction throughout the vicinity of these spots, he
could discover no indication of land. These conflicting statements have
induced other navigators to look out for the islands; and, strange to

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