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East India Ships - Crossing the "Second Bar"
« on: Thursday 24 November 22 15:14 GMT (UK) »
I have been reading about East India ships bound for China during the late 1700's. In descriptions of the return route, there is often a reference to "crossing the Second Bar." Does that refer to a location on the Pearl River, or could it be the Hooghly?
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Re: East India Ships - Crossing the "Second Bar"
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 24 November 22 17:15 GMT (UK) »
Pearl river or Canton river in the link below.
The Second Bar is a Sand Bar about 20 miles down river from Whampoa.


Aucock/Aukett~Kent/Sussex, Broadway~Oxfordshire, Danks~Warwickshire, Fenn~Kent/Norfolk, Goatham~Kent, Hunt~Kent, Parker~Middlesex, Perry~Kent, Sellers~Kent/Yorkshire, Sladden~Kent, Wright~Kent/Essex