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Sector 6. Iles Loyaute to the Santa Cruz Islands

Homo Bay (15°57'S., 168°11'E.) is entered between Gou-

sounonla Point and Dupuy Point. On the N corner of the bay there are several rocky patches, which dry, close off the beach. Mushroom Rock, 9.1m high, lies close off Dupuy Point. The house of a trader on the shore of the bay is a good landmark. Anchorage.—Anchorage may be obtained by vessels with

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local knowledge, in a depth of 14m, N of Mushroom Rock, about 0.2 mile offshore. The mouth of a small river lies abreast the anchorage. Good landing can be made on the beach in good weather.

6.39 Truchy Point (15°53'S., 168°10'E.) lies 3.5 miles N

of Mushroom Rock. The point is sandy and free of reefs. An- chorage may be obtained by vessels with local knowledge off the point, in depths of 12 to 14m, with good holding ground. A mountain, about 2 miles E of the point, falls steeply on its SW side and is very conspicuous.

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Casuarina Point (15°51'S., 168°10'E.) lies 1.5 miles N of

Truchy Point and is named for the trees that grow on its shores. From this point N, a reef fringes the coast and extends about 0.1 mile offshore. Flat-topped mountains run parallel to the coast and slope steeply to the sea. About 4.5 miles N of the point there is a waterfall visible through a cleft in the mounts between the bearings of 021° and 055°.

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Anchorage.—Anchorage can be taken by vessels with local

knowledge off the waterfall, in depths of 16 to 18m, sand. On the N side of the anchorage there is a very distinctive light-colored square patch on the rocks close to the water. Small vessels with local knowledge may obtain anchorage, in a depth of about 27m, in Melsisi Bay, about 6.5 miles N of Casuarina Point.

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Whale Point, nearly 8 miles N of Casuarina Point, is a bluff

rounded point which rises to a fairly prominent hill with a green patch on it.

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Steep Cliff Bay (Batnavni Bay) (15°40'S., 168°07'E.) is

entered between Sadac Point and Naroboulou Point (Lifu Point). The shores of the bay are fringed with reefs. There is a rocky patch, 135m from shore and 0.1 mile N from Toadstool Rock, which is 0.8 mile NNE of Sadac Point.

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Anchorage.—There is good anchorage for one vessel at

about the middle of the bay, in a depth of 22m, about 0.3 mile offshore.

6.40 Mamurame Bay (15°38'S., 168°07'E.) lies close NE

of Naroboulou Point. A house stands about 0.8 mile N of the point. The shores of the bay are fringed by a reef 0.1 mile wide, and there is a rock in the NE part of the bay off a mission sta- tion.

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Anchorage.—Anchorage may be obtained by vessels with

local knowledge, in a depth of 22m, with 0.2 mile swinging room.

Loltong Bay lies about 6 miles NNE of Naroboulou Point. Anchorage may be taken off a mission church, in a depth of about 18m, but the anchorage is considered poor. The anchor- age lies with the church bearing 150°, distant 0.5 mile offshore. A little farther inshore the holding ground is better.

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Vunmarama Anchorage (Lataiva Anchorage) (15°29'S.,

168°10'E.) lies about 1 mile SW of Tara Point, the N extremity of Pentecost Island. The anchorage affords a precarious steep- to berth, in a depth of about 22m. A mission house stands near the coast about 0.5 mile SSE of the N entrance of the anchor-

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Betarara Anchorage (15°10'S., 168°08'E.) lies about 5

miles N of Narovorovo Anchorage. There is anchorage, in a depth of about 14.6m, with Double Rock (15°10'S., 168°08'E.), 3m high, at the head of the bay, bearing 088°, dis- tant 0.2 mile.

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Lakerere Anchorage (15°01'S., 168°07'E.) lies about 5 miles

N of Betarara Anchorage. A double waterfall, which is about 0.5 mile inland, is distinctive on nearing the anchorage, but is only visible when bearing between 077° and 090°, between which bearing a vessel is recommended to anchor. A vessel has an- chored in 14.6m, good holding ground, with the waterfall bear- ing 088° and the left tangent of the shore bearing 353°.

6.42 Aoba Island (Oba Island) (15°23'S., 167°50'E.) lies

about 8 miles SW of Maewo Island. The island is 22 miles long, SW-NW, and has a width of about 7 miles. It has a high summit which from a distance appears as a whale. A small crater near the summit often emits smoke. There are a number of anchorages on the NW coast. The flood current sets to the N and generally causes a choppy sea. In the channel between Aoba Island and Maewo Island there are strong currents and races.

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Lolowai Bay and Watounrowo Bay (Vanihe Bay) (15°17'S.,

167°57'E.), two bays near the N extremity of Aoba Island, are separated from each other by a narrow peninsula which terminates in yellow cliffs. Lolowai Bay, the E of the two bays, is nearly filled by a coral flat on which there are several black rocks above water. The bay has received only a casual examination, but a vessel can anchor outside the coral flat, in a

age. Foul ground is said to extend for about 0.5 mile offshore, and a bank, with depths of 18.3 to 22m, lies 0.5 mile offshore about 0.6 mile SW of the N entrance point.

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The E coast of Pentecost Island has not been surveyed. It is

fringed by a narrow reef which renders landing impossible nearly everywhere. At about the middle of the E side, a cove appears to offer anchorage, but it has not been examined.

Maewo Island (Aurora Island) and Aoba Island (Oba Island)

6.41 Maewo Island (Aurora Island) (15°10'S., 168°10'E.)

is the N island of the Vanuata group. The island is about 30 miles long, N-S, and about 3 miles wide. A mission station stands on the NE side of the island. About 0.5 mile E of the SE extremity is a small islet, with trees on its summit.

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Patteson Passage (15°25'S., 168°09'E.) leads between the N

end of Pentecost Island and the S end of Maewo Island. The passage is deep, free of dangers, and is about 2 miles wide between the 200m curve on either side. During strong SE winds, heavy swells and strong currents have been experienced in the passage.

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Narovorovo Anchorage (15°12'S., 168°09'E.) is a bight on

the W side of Maewo Island, nearly abreast the low land that separates the two high sections of the island. Rocks, from 1.5 to 3m high, front the N shore of the anchorage, and Bastion Rock, 10.7m high, lies close off the S extremity of the bight. A reef, which dries, lies 0.25 mile SW of Bastion Rock. Good anchorage may be obtained, in a depth of 22m, 0.35 mile W of a small river entrance. 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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