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Ulietea, Otaha and Bolabola


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seated in the most fertile part of the Island. The other two harbours lay to the southward of this and not far from the south end of the Island, in both of them are good Anchorage in 10.12 & 14 fathom water; they are readily known by 3 small woody Islands that lay at their entrance. The southermost Harbour lies within and to the southward of the southermost Island, and the other lies between the two northermost. There are more harbours at the south end of this Island as I am inform'd but these were not examind by us —

Otaha affords two very good Harbours, the one on the east and the other on the west side, that on the East side call'd Ohamene hath been already mentioned.   the other is called Oherurua, and lies about the Middle of the SW side of the Island, it is pretty large and affords good anchorage in 20 and 25 fathom water, and there is no want of fresh water. The breach in the reef which admits of forms a Channell into this harbour is ¼ of a Mile broad, steep too on both sides and the same may be said of all the others, and in general there is no danger but what is Visible —

The Island of Bolabola lies NWBW from Otaha distant 4 Leagues, it is incompass'd by

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