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Young's Essay on Tobago

Man o' war Bay and its importance, page 12

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for Transports & store ships, and as Ports of Commercial resource
to The important station – ‘of Manowar Bay’: - and here for
watering, is the large and powerful stream of Courland River, which
turns no less than seven water mills in its course to the sea.
       The Coast from Courland to Manowar Bay 22 miles distant,
is but partially and in few places inhabited:- It is indented with
several small bays, a rivulet pouring into Each; - and on this
range of shore, Rich plots of ground, might advantageously be
allotted by Grants, - to stock rearers, Gardeners, & Fishermen,
comprizing in this useful description of settlers, discharged
soldiers & sailors, whose industry might furnish articles of
subsistence for the Hospitals, Barracks, & shipping at 11° Quarters.
          The Rivulet in Bloody Bay, is for some hundred yards
inland navigable for small boats; - and timber from the declivities
of Hill, ‘twixt which it flows, might be let down to the stream
and floated to the sea, for conveyance, where such materials
for buildings, and shipping, are required.
          The entire line of the Northern coast of Tobago, seems by
Nature adapted to the subordinate service of a principal station
of naval & military force;- as That principal station is by
nature formd to maintain and protect its Deposit;- and

This part of the Essay shows further examples of Young's descriptive abilities. When undertaking this part of the transcription, intern James Hatherill began to consult contemporary maps of the island to further his understanding of the geographical features Young ably describes.

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