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  • It is the real harbor of Lagos, and navigable for light-draught vessels, as the Baltimore clippers and all other such slavers, formerly put into it; and Her Majesty's war-steamer Medusa has been in, and H.

    Official Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party

  • Buoys in the roadstead, lighthouses (two) and wharf improvements at the city in the bay, with steam-tugs or tenders to tow vessels over the Ogun bar-mouth or inlet, are all that we require to make Lagos a desirable seaport, with one of the safest harbors in the world for light-draught vessels.

    Official Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party

  • This city is most favorably located at the mouth of a river which during eight months in the year is a great thoroughfare for native produce, which is now brought down and carried up by native canoes and boats, and quite navigable up to Aro the port of Abbeokuta, a distance of eighty or a hundred miles, for light-draught steamers, such as at no distant day we shall have there.

    Official Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party

  • Octavius, with his light-draught ships, could both attack and retreat into safety if overmatched.

    Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean

  • With his light-draught ships Barbarossa occupied the interior position, while the heavy ships of Doria must in any event remain outside.

    Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean

  • While the light-draught "Monitor" could go anywhere, the

    Famous Sea Fights From Salamis to Tsu-Shima

  • The war was drawing to a close, and for his future projects the Emperor wanted large sea-going ships, not light-draught vessels for work in the shallows of the Baltic.

    Famous Sea Fights From Salamis to Tsu-Shima

  • It was at this moment that John Ericsson came forward with his offer to construct an armoured light-draught turret-ship, which could be very rapidly built and put in commission.

    Famous Sea Fights From Salamis to Tsu-Shima

  • The navigation of the Magdalena is carried on by means of light-draught steamboats which ascend to Yeguas, 14 m. below Honda, where goods are transhipped by rail to the latter place, and thence by pack animals to Bogotá, or by smaller boats to points farther up the river.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 "Banks" to "Bassoon"

  • Palaúan Islands is dangerous for any but very light-draught vessels, the water being very shallow, whilst there are dangerous reefs all along the W. coast of Palaúan (Parágua) and between the south point of this island and Balábac Island.

    The Philippine Islands

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