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  • The Tennessee never has less than three feet to Hamburg on the "shoalest" bar, and during the fall, winter, and spring months, there is always water for the largest boats that are used on the Mississippi River.

    History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II

  • Narrow as was the passage, and anchored as she was in the shoalest place that gave room to swing, the Willi-Waw's chain rode up-and-down a clean hundred feet.

    A SON OF THE SUN

  • And when we were safely through, in the twilight, where the chart shows fourteen fathoms as the shoalest water, we smashed on a coral patch.

    Chapter 5

  • The deep-sea lead was got ready, and when we had reached what we considered the centre and shoalest part of the bank, no bottom was found with a hundred fathoms of line.

    Jack in the Forecastle or, Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

  • The depths are from 35 fathoms on the shoalest area (where is a piece of ground some 4 miles long by 1 mile wide near the center of the bank, lying in a NE. and SW. direction), the bottom sloping away from this on all sides to 47 or even 55 fathoms in a few places.

    Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine

  • The shoalest part has 35 fathoms and a rocky bottom.

    Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine

  • The shoalest water is about 1 mile from Wooden Ball Island, the depth increasing toward the southern end.

    Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine

  • Depths here range from 30 on the shoalest parts to 60 fathoms, the bottom being of tough blue clay.

    Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine

  • The inner parts are shoalest, and the bottom there is sharp rocks and broken ground.

    Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine

  • It has a sharp, rocky bottom, shoalest in the center, where are 25 fathoms, sloping gradually southwest and falling off suddenly on the northeast side to the mud in 60 fathoms on the edges.

    Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine

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