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Sector 1. Iles Tuamotu, Iles Marquises, Iles de la Societe, and Iles Tubuai

Baie Hana-moe-noa, 2.3 miles SW of the N extremity of the

island, affords anchorage for small vessels, in 10m, sand and gravel, good holding ground.

1.20 Baie Vaitahu (9°56'S., 139°07'W.), about 1.8 miles

SSW of Baie Hana-moe-noa, lies under the highest part of the island. A high, rocky hill stands above the S entrance point of the bay; the N entrance point rises more gradually. There are two beaches at the head of the bay and the village of Vaitahu may be seen; there is a chapel here with a red roof, while a red- roofed government office building surmounted by a flagstaff is also visible.

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Anchorage.—Large vessels anchor, in a depth of 50m, sand,

with the flagstaff bearing 108°, 0.4 mile distant. Smaller ves- sels anchor, in a depth of 20m, sand bottom, with the flagstaff bearing 103° and about 0.2 mile distant. When the trade wind is blowing, violent squalls sweep down the valleys at the head of the bay; as the bottom slopes steeply, there is always the danger of dragging.

Landing can be affected at the foot of the cliff N of the beach. A footpath leads from this landing to the village.

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Baie Hapatoni lies about 2 miles S of Baie Vaitahu. A rock, resembling a tower, marks the entrance on the S side of the bay, and a chapel is visible at the bay’s head.

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Vessels should drop anchor in depths of at least 60m to allow

for adequate swinging room. The holding ground is poor. There is a landing place on a beach N of the village and an- other in the SW part of the bay.

1.21 Cap Te Hope o Te Keho (Tehopeote Keho) (10°02'S.,

139°07'W.) is the S extremity of the island. A rock, with a depth of 6.5m, lies 0.9 mile offshore, 3.3 miles NNE of Cap Te Hope o Te Keho.

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Motane (Mohotani) (9°09'S., 138°50'W.) lies E of Tahuata.

It is 520m high in its S part, becoming gradually lower toward its N end, which terminates in a rocky point.

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Ilot Terihi lies off the SE extremity of the island; the jagged

top of this high islet, with a needle rock standing on it, affords a good landmark.

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The E coast of Motane is formed by cliffs intersected by

ravines and landslides. Its S and SW coasts are bordered by high, vertical cliffs.

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Anchorage.—Anchorage for small vessels may be taken in

Baie de Puhioono, about 0.6 mile SW of the N extremity of the island.

1.22 Fatu Hiva (10°28'S., 138°39'W.), the S island of Iles Marquises, lies SSE of Motane. The island is 8 miles from N to S and 4 miles wide; it rises to a height of 960m in the S part. The E side of the island is extremely rugged; steep ridges

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extend from the mountain ranges terminating in high precipices over the sea. On the N and S ends the land slopes more regularly toward the sea.

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The most noticeable feature on the W coast is Pointe Tata-

aihoa, the SW extremity of the island, which is a rocky cliff, 213m high, overhanging the sea. Ships passing within 3 miles of the W coast are exposed to a heavy swell, and strong squalls may be experienced even though the prevailing weather is calm.

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Baie Havana (Hana Vave) (10°27'S., 138°39'W.) is entered

2.5 miles SSE of Pointe Aimoua (Aimua), the NW extremity of the island. From the W the bay may be identified by a 125m high group of pinnacle shaped rocks. From the E, two groups of rocks located about 0.2 mile E of the SW corner of the bay’s head; the rocks are 120m high. The bay is entered on a course of 103°, with the N pinnacle of the N group of conspicuous rocks in the bay’s SW corner, mentioned above, and a con- spicuous white tooth-shaped peak half way up the mountain slope to the E in alignment. Vessels anchor, in depths of 40 to 60m.

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Caution.—Caution is advised as the holding ground is in-

different, and as the bottom slopes steeply seaward, vessels have been known to unexpectedly drag their anchors and drift out to sea. Violent squalls blow down the valley towards the anchorage.

1.23 Baie d’Omoa (10°30'S., 138°40'W.) is entered be-

tween Pointe Motahumu on the N and a black rocky bluff on the S.

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To enter the bay, steer 095° for Pierre Bonhomme, a con-

spicuous slender pinnacle rock, and anchor when Pointe Mota- humu bears 007° for small vessels, or 017° for large vessels. Depths at both positions are 20m and 30m, respectively, sand. The anchorage is poor and a heavy swell rolls into the bay. During W winds, the bay is untenable.

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It was reported that tooth-shaped peak is not easily iden-

tifiable; however, anchorage can safely be approached by steer- ing for the center of the bay.

A concrete jetty is situated at Pointe Motahumu; landing is usually difficult as heavy swells prevail.

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Rocher Thomasset (10°21'S., 138°26'W.) lies ENE of the N

extremity of Fatu Hiva and is 4m high; partially emerged from an underwater mount, covered by about 41m of water at about 500m from the rock. Caution is necessary when navigating in this vicinity at night.

A shoal, with a depth of 18.3m, was reported to lie 26 miles NE of Rocher Thomasset.

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Pitcairn Island and Adjacent Islands

1.24 Pitcairn Island, Henderson Island, Ducie Atoll, and

Oeno Atoll are British possessions. They form the district of Pitcairn and are administered under the United Kingdom High Commissioner to New Zealand, as Governor, by a council con- sisting of a Chief Magistrate and four other officers. Though far apart, they form a separate group lying off the SE end of Iles Tuamotu, and about 1,170 miles SE of Fatu Hiva in Iles Marquises.

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Ducie Atoll (Ducie Island) (24°40'S., 124°47'W.), is the E

island of the group. A low islet covered with trees lies on the reef on the N and NE sides of the lagoon; several smaller islets, also covered with trees, lie on the reef on the S side of the lagoon. Breakers extend for 0.5 mile S from the atoll.

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Henderson Island (24°22'S., 128°19'W.) is about 31m high,

with a flat surface covered with trees and dense undergrowth, except for its S extremity. On all sides except the N it is bounded by perpendicular cliffs, about 15m high, and consid- erably undermined by the sea. The island is about 5 miles long Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100  |  Page 101  |  Page 102  |  Page 103  |  Page 104  |  Page 105  |  Page 106  |  Page 107  |  Page 108  |  Page 109  |  Page 110  |  Page 111  |  Page 112  |  Page 113  |  Page 114  |  Page 115  |  Page 116  |  Page 117  |  Page 118  |  Page 119  |  Page 120  |  Page 121  |  Page 122  |  Page 123  |  Page 124  |  Page 125  |  Page 126  |  Page 127  |  Page 128  |  Page 129  |  Page 130  |  Page 131  |  Page 132  |  Page 133  |  Page 134  |  Page 135  |  Page 136  |  Page 137  |  Page 138  |  Page 139  |  Page 140  |  Page 141  |  Page 142  |  Page 143  |  Page 144  |  Page 145  |  Page 146  |  Page 147  |  Page 148  |  Page 149  |  Page 150  |  Page 151  |  Page 152  |  Page 153  |  Page 154  |  Page 155  |  Page 156  |  Page 157  |  Page 158  |  Page 159  |  Page 160  |  Page 161  |  Page 162  |  Page 163  |  Page 164  |  Page 165  |  Page 166  |  Page 167  |  Page 168  |  Page 169  |  Page 170  |  Page 171  |  Page 172  |  Page 173  |  Page 174  |  Page 175  |  Page 176  |  Page 177  |  Page 178  |  Page 179  |  Page 180  |  Page 181  |  Page 182  |  Page 183  |  Page 184  |  Page 185  |  Page 186  |  Page 187  |  Page 188  |  Page 189  |  Page 190  |  Page 191  |  Page 192  |  Page 193  |  Page 194  |  Page 195  |  Page 196  |  Page 197  |  Page 198  |  Page 199  |  Page 200  |  Page 201  |  Page 202  |  Page 203  |  Page 204  |  Page 205  |  Page 206  |  Page 207  |  Page 208  |  Page 209  |  Page 210  |  Page 211  |  Page 212  |  Page 213  |  Page 214  |  Page 215  |  Page 216  |  Page 217  |  Page 218  |  Page 219  |  Page 220  |  Page 221  |  Page 222  |  Page 223  |  Page 224  |  Page 225  |  Page 226  |  Page 227  |  Page 228  |  Page 229  |  Page 230  |  Page 231  |  Page 232  |  Page 233  |  Page 234  |  Page 235  |  Page 236  |  Page 237  |  Page 238  |  Page 239  |  Page 240  |  Page 241  |  Page 242  |  Page 243  |  Page 244  |  Page 245  |  Page 246  |  Page 247  |  Page 248  |  Page 249  |  Page 250  |  Page 251  |  Page 252  |  Page 253  |  Page 254  |  Page 255  |  Page 256  |  Page 257  |  Page 258  |  Page 259  |  Page 260  |  Page 261  |  Page 262  |  Page 263  |  Page 264  |  Page 265  |  Page 266  |  Page 267  |  Page 268  |  Page 269  |  Page 270  |  Page 271  |  Page 272  |  Page 273  |  Page 274  |  Page 275  |  Page 276  |  Page 277  |  Page 278  |  Page 279  |  Page 280  |  Page 281  |  Page 282  |  Page 283  |  Page 284  |  Page 285  |  Page 286  |  Page 287  |  Page 288  |  Page 289  |  Page 290  |  Page 291  |  Page 292  |  Page 293  |  Page 294  |  Page 295  |  Page 296  |  Page 297  |  Page 298  |  Page 299  |  Page 300  |  Page 301  |  Page 302  |  Page 303  |  Page 304  |  Page 305  |  Page 306  |  Page 307  |  Page 308  |  Page 309  |  Page 310
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