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Captain Owen of the Africans Survey the hydrographic surveys of Admiral W.F.W. Owenon the coast of Africa and the Great Lakes of Canada ; his fight against the African slave trade ; his life in Campobello Island, New Brunswick, 1774-1857 by Edmund H. Burrows

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Published by Balkema in Rotterdam .
Written in English


  • Owen, William Fitz William.

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StatementE.H. Burrows.
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Number of Pages248
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Open LibraryOL13944450M

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Get this from a library! Captain Owen of the African survey: the hydrographic surveys of Admiral W.F.W. Owen on the coast of Africa and the Great Lakes of Canada, his fight against the African slave trade, his life in Campobello Island, New Brunswick, [Edmund H Burrows]. Availability: In stock. Stock on hand is determined by the sum of all branches across the country. Stock availability does not reflect that of any one specific branch. In January Owen once again sailed, continuing with his tasking to survey the coast of Oman. He began at Ras al Hadd, continuing to Masirah Island and along the coast to Ras Mirba. Finally concluding in , the end result "was a continuous series of charts for the entire West African coast far more definitive in detail than anything that. William Fitzwilliam Owen, then a Captain in , undertook a hasty survey of the peninsula now known as the Bruce Peninsula before he headed to Penetanguishene in H.M.S. HURON. In , Captain Owen was in charge of a hydrographical survey of Lake Huron & Georgian Bay.

Includes bibliographical references and index Contents: African studies and the state of the art / Mario Azevedo -- Africa and the genesis of humankind / R. Hunt Davis, Jr. -- Legitimate trade, diplomacy, and the slave trade / M. Alpha Bah -- European exploration and conquest of Africa / Mario Azevedo -- Africa's road to independence () / Julius E. Nyang oro -- The pan-African. Burrows, Captain Owen of the African survey (Rotterdam, Netherlands, ). John Gray, The British in Mombasa, – being a history of Captain Owen’s protectorate (London, ). captain owen's voyages to explore the coast of africa. Tins arduous and extensive undertaking occupied several years. it tried all those qualities of courage, perseverance, and Skill, in which our naval service justly prides itself, and brought home an immense fund of hydrographical information, as well as great ad- ditions to the stores of. Lancey: His Majesty's government has ordered the first ever comprehensive survey of this entire country — a general triangulation which will embrace detailed hydrographic and topographic information and which will be executed to a scale of six inches to the English mile. Hugh: (pouring a drink) Excellent - excellent. Lancey looks at Owen.

addition to which, Captain Owen had a further power to increase the limits of the survey, if required by any local information. These in. structions, as stating the deficiencies in our hydographical knowledge of the African shores, were sufficient in them. selves to point out the course to be pursued by Captain Owen ;. Detailed large scale hydrographic chart of the eastern end of New Guinea extending from Orangerie Bay to Basilaki Island by Captain Owen Stanley’s from his original surveys and with the more recent surveys by L.S. Dawson and A.M. Field. The chart is signed by Captain William Fitzwilliam Owen, who had command of the survey ship, HMS Leven. Owen had risen to prominence following his surveys of the Great Lakes. In August , he was put in charge of the Leven, and in the company of the brig-sloop Barracouta, departed for Africa, with orders to map eastward from the Cape of Good. Vice Admiral William Fitzwilliam Owen (17 September – 3 November ), was a British naval officer and explorer. He is best known for his exploration of the west and east African coasts, discovery of the Seaflower Channel off the coast of Sumatra and for surveying the Canadian Great Lakes.