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ARGUIN

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 482 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ARGUIN  , an

island, (identified by some writers with
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Hanno's Cerne), off the west coast of Africa, a little south of Cape Blanco, in 2o° 25' N., 16° 37' W . It is some 4 M. long by 21 broad, produces gum-arabic, and is the seat of a lucrative turtle-fishery . Off the island, which was discovered by the Portuguese in the 15th century, are extensive and very dangerous reefs . Arguin was occupied in turn by Portuguese, Dutch,
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English and French; and to France it now belongs . The aridity of the
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soil and the
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bad anchorage prevent a permanent settlement . The fishery is mostly carried on by inhabitants of the Canary Isles . In
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July 1816 the French
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frigate "
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Medusa,'- which carried
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officers on their way to
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Senegal to take possession of that country for France, was wrecked off Arguin, 350 lives being lost .

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