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Alvares, Manuel, 1526-1583, et al. / Ethiopia Minor and a geographical account of the Province of Sierra Leone : (c. 1615)
(1990)

Part two: The Province of Sierra Leone, chapter 1: the name, situation and bounds of this province and the nature of the land,   pp. 1-18


Page 18

What shall I say of the ports, particularly of the one in the
Bay of Serra Leoa, which is so suitable for docking ships?  Here
the foreigners regularly careen, build and repair their ships. The
port gives them refuge by protecting them and defending them from
fierce storms, and they repay this by leaving their names as a
memento. They carve them on the flat stones and the boulders of
the famous Harbour of the Watering-place and on the trunks of trees
there. Thus they offer perpetual thanks to the place for the kind-
ness in the aspects of nature with which they were received. /f.fJ'/


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