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A CRUISER'S INLAND VOYAGE.

2500 MILES UP THE AMAZOX. The British cruiser Pelorus, a vessel of 2135 tons, Is at the present moment almost In the centre of the South American continent (says an English paper).

Relieved at St. Helena by the cruiser Pandora on November 8, the Pelorus left for South America, arriving at Rio de Janeiro on November 19. After calling at various ports, the Pelorus arrived at Para, at the mouth of the Amazon, on January 10, and made a stay there of nine days. Tho cruiser then left for Manaos, a flourishing city about 1000 miles up the Amazon. She arrived there on January 20, which must be considered a remarkably good performance.

The latest news which has been received is that the vessel left on February 5 for Iquitos. The latter place Is in Peru, and is only about 600 miles from the Pacific seaboard, while it is nearly 1500 miles from Manaos.

It is, of course, well known that the Amazon is navigable by steamers for "2500 miles of its course, but no one anticipated that a fairly large war vessel would be able to make the voyage. The Pelorus is commanded by Captain A. W. Cra* -%

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A CRUISER'S INLAND VOYAGE., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 85, 10 April 1909

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A CRUISER'S INLAND VOYAGE. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 85, 10 April 1909

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