The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 3

By Edgar Allan Poe

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while some have sailed through every inch of sea where they are
supposed to lie without finding them, there have been not a few who
declare positively that they have seen them; and even been close in
with their shores. It was Captain Guy’s intention to make every exertion
within his power to settle the question so oddly in dispute. {*3}

We kept on our course, between the south and west, with variable
weather, until the twentieth of the month, when we found ourselves on
the debated ground, being in latitude 53 degrees 15’ S., longitude 47
degrees 58’ W.--that is to say, very nearly upon the spot indicated as
the situation of the most southern of the group. Not perceiving any sign
of land, we continued to the westward of the parallel of fifty-three
degrees south, as far as the meridian of fifty degrees west. We then
stood to the north as far as the parallel of fifty-two degrees south,
when we turned to the eastward, and kept our parallel by double
altitudes, morning and evening, and meridian altitudes of the planets
and moon. Having thus gone eastwardly to the meridian of the western
coast of Georgia, we kept that meridian until we were in the latitude
from which we set out. We then took diagonal courses throughout the
entire extent of sea circumscribed, keeping a lookout constantly at the
masthead, and repeating our examination with the greatest care for a
period of three weeks, during which the weather was remarkably pleasant
and fair, with no haze whatsoever. Of course we were thoroughly
satisfied that, whatever islands might have existed in this vicinity at
any former period, no vestige of them remained at the present day. Since
my return home I find that the same ground was traced over, with equal
care, in 1822, by Captain Johnson, of the American schooner Henry, and
by Captain Morrell in the American schooner Wasp--in both cases with the
same result as in our own.




CHAPTER 16

It had been Captain Guy’s original intention, after satisfying himself
about the Auroras, to proceed through the Strait of Magellan, and
up along the western coast of Patagonia; but information received at
Tristan d’Acunha induced him to steer to the southward, in the hope of
falling in with some small islands said to lie about the parallel of
60 degrees S., longitude 41 degrees 20’ W. In the event of his
not discovering these lands, he designed, should the season prove
favourable, to push on toward the pole. Accordingly, on the twelfth of
December, we made sail in that direction. On the eighteenth

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