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Sector 6. Iles Loyaute to the Santa Cruz Islands

Nelson Bay lies 2 miles NNW of Diamond Bay. A con-

spicuous white house is situated 0.2 mile S of the mouth of a river at the head of the bay. Anchorage may be obtained, in depths of 12 to 14m, with the N bank of the river in line with a hill bearing 069°, and the highest of three rocks off Vatito Point bearing 159°. Landing can be effected at the river mouth, where a passage has been cut through the reef.

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Revolieu Bay (16°43'S., 168°09'E.) lies about 1.5 miles N of

the N entrance point of Nelson Bay. A black sandy beach is found at the S end of the bay, on which a prominent black rock can be seen. Good anchorage can be taken by vessels up to 60m in length, in 20m, with the black rock bearing 083° and Monduk Point bearing 145°. Anchorage, in 11m, is available with black rock bearing 067° and Monduk Point bearing 155°. Foreland Anchorage (16°41'S., 168°08'E.) lies 3 miles

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NNW of Revolieu Bay. Cape Foreland, close S of the anchor- age, shows a light. The anchorage consists of a small bay with a sandy beach. Miranda Rock has a small mushroom-shaped head, with a depth of 3.6m. It is not easy to see as the water around it is often discolored. The S fall of the cliffs on the N side of the gorge at the head of the bay, bearing 111°, leads S of Miranda Rock and to the recommended anchorage. The anchor should be dropped as soon as a depth of 22m is obtained, as the depths decrease rapidly and the bottom farther in becomes foul. A vessel from the S can approach with the house at the head of the bay in line with a hill bearing 071°.

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DeChauliac Bank, 13 miles W of Foreland Anchorage, is a

coral bank with a least depth of 81m on the E side. 6.33 Ringdove Bay (16°38'S., 168°09'E.) lies about 4

miles NNE of Foreland Anchorage. The bay affords good protection from all but W winds. There is a prominent house which can easily be identified about midway between the en- trance points. Dick Reef, which dries about 0.3m, lies close to the S entrance point to the bay. Vessels anchor ENE or S of the reef.

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Lamen Island lies 1 mile SW of Ndouana Point, the NW

extremity of Epi Island. The island is inhabited and densely wooded. There is a channel between Lamen Island and Ndou- ana Point. In this channel the tidal currents attain a velocity of 3 to 4 knots at springs, setting S and N.

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Allier Reef (16°34'S., 168°06'E.), about 1.8 miles NW of

Lamen Island, has a least depth of 3.6m; the reef breaks in heavy weather. There is a depth of 37m about 1.8 miles NW of Allier Reef.

6.34 Moavi Point (16°34'S., 168°11'E.), nearly 2 miles

ENE of Ndouana Point, is easily recognized by two islets on the edge of the fringing reef. There is anchorage for small vessels in good weather on the W side of the point, where there is a break in the fringing reef. Vessels can anchor out of the tidal currents, in a depth of 14.6m, with Moavi Point bearing 080°.

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Big Bay (Drummond Bay) (16°41'S., 168°16'E.) lies about

7.5 miles SE of Moavi Point. Two small coral patches, always marked by breakers, lie close together at about 0.2 mile off Ariel Point, the E point of the bay, and sunken rocks and reefs extend 0.2 mile offshore for a distance of 0.5 mile SW of the point. The bay affords fair anchorage, but there is always a considerable swell. The Bluff (Nitau), 2.5 miles E of Big Bay, is a bold projecting headland. A schoolhouse on The Bluff is

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conspicuous and a good landmark. Little Bluff lies 3.5 miles SE of The Bluff.

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Sugarloaf Point (16°46'S., 168°22'E.) is 6 miles ESE of

Little Bluff. In the bay W of the promontory, of which the point is a part, there is reported to be fair anchorage. The recom- mended position is about 0.3 mile off the W end of a beach of rough boulders, in a depth of 22m, with the tangent of the rounded promontory of Sugarloaf Point bearing 062°.

Islands North of Epi Island

6.35 Paama Island (16°28'S., 168°14'E.) lies about 4

miles N of Epi Island. The channel between the two islands is free of dangers. The island is volcanic and densely wooded. Close off the SE extremity of the island is a group of rocks, the largest of which is The Ninepin, which has a remarkable conical shape. There is a mission station, with a conspicuous boathouse, about 1.5 miles S of the N extremity of the island. There is excellent anchorage off the middle of the W side of

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the island. The locality is known by a black sandy beach at the opening of a large valley, and by “Hole in the Wall,” which is a small cave, half blocked by stones, located at the S end of the beach. The best anchorage, in 7 to 24m, lies with “Hole in the Wall” bearing 113° and the SW extremity of the island bearing 186°.

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Lopevi Island (16°31'S., 168°21'E.) lies about 3 miles E of

Paama Island and is also volcanic. The summit, which has a small crater, is nearly always in the clouds, but it forms an imposing sight when it is visible. The shores of the island are steep-to and appear free of dangers. The nearest place a vessel could anchor, and only in good weather, would be about 3 miles S of the island on a patch of volcanic deposit, with a least depth of 53m.

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Ambrym Island (16°15'S., 168°09'E.) is of mountainous as-

pect, densely wooded, and appears to be entirely volcanic. In the middle of the island there are several prominent peaks which surround an enormous crater. The summit, Mount Mar- um, is usually covered with clouds. Point Sud-Est, the E extremity of the island, is a bold cliffy bluff at the end of a range of hills that extends the full length of the island. D’Estrees Point, the S extremity of the island, is sandy and

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fringed with trees. A bank, on the E side of the point, extends 1.25 miles from the nearest shore. The bank is composed of sand, and was reported to have less water than charted. An area extending 1.5 miles offshore for 3.5 miles each side of the point is considered dangerous to navigation because of sub- marine upheavals.

6.36 Port Vato (16°19'S., 168°02'E.) lies about 7 miles

SW of D’Estrees Point. The port is 1.5 miles wide across the entrance and indents the coast to a distance of 0.8 mile. Sanasoup Point, the W entrance point to the port, has rocky ledges lying close offshore. In ordinary weather. there is fairly good anchorage off the E shore of the port, in 14.6m.

Craig Point (16°16'S., 167°55'E.) is fringed with a narrow ledge of rocks above water.

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Craig Cove (16°15'S., 167°55'E.) lies about 0.8 mile N of

Craig Point. The cove affords anchorage, in depths of 33 to 46m. There is a fringing reef around the shores of the cove. A bank, with a depth of 29m, lies about 0.5 mile WNW of 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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