ARGUIN , an
See also:island, (identified by some writers with
See also:Hanno's Cerne), off the west
See also: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
See also:gum-arabic, and is the seat of a lucrative turtle-
See also: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,
See also:English and French; and to France it now belongs . The aridity of the
See also:soil and the
See also:bad anchorage prevent a permanent settlement . The fishery is mostly carried on by inhabitants of the Canary Isles . In
See also:July 1816 the French
See also:frigate "
See also:Medusa,'- which carried
See also:officers on their way to
See also:Senegal to take possession of that
See also:country for France, was wrecked off Arguin, 350 lives being lost .
ARGOSY (a corruption, by transposition of letters, ...
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