Barraconda sentence example

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  • The descent to the lower district is marked by the Barraconda rapids, formed by a ledge of rock stretching across the river.
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  • From the Barraconda rapids to the Atlantic the Gambia has a course of about 350 m.
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  • At Yarbatenda, a few miles below Barraconda, the river has a breadth, even at the dry season, of over Soo ft., with a depth of 13 to 20 ft.
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  • The Gambia is in flood from November to June, when the Barraconda rapids are navigable by small boats.
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  • No native craft of any kind was seen above Barraconda.
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  • Two years afterwards Richard Jobson, another agent of the Company of Adventurers, advanced beyond the falls of Barraconda; and he was followed, about forty years later, by Vermuyden, a Dutch merchant, who on his return to Europe asserted that he had reached a country full of gold.
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