RECORD: Darwin, C. R. Geological diary: Attempt to find general inclination of the bottom of the sea off the coast of Patagonia. CUL-DAR34.112 Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online, http://darwin-online.org.uk/)

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker 3.2011. RN1

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Attempt to find general inclination of the bottom of the sea off the coast of Patagonia.

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miles from shore 0
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40
40

60
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140
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upwards
Lat 51° 24 24 65 65   73    
Lat 50°   55 65 65 65 73    
49°     65          
do   60 63          
    35 67          
48   52   66        
46 Lat good series       48 53 63    
      57          
Lat 42°         65 62    
        53   52    
x. in the shoal water off B. Blanca         4 x 40 52  
Lat 41°       52        
39°       52        
NB. — The 40-60 is clearly not right owing to the soundings being off C. Blanca. — off C. Corientes it would be between 30 & 40 — which would perhaps be too low: —
60 to 80 is best established
  226
÷5
252
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4
401
÷7
183
÷3
250
÷4
   
  45 63 57 61 62 ? too little  
    50?          
N. Bay of St George 9 miles from shore 45          
30 fathoms 30 miles from St. Mathias          

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