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Title: Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences
Year: 1866 (1860s)
Authors: Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences
Subjects: Science Humanities
Publisher: New Haven : Published by the Academy
Contributing Library: MBLWHOI Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MBLWHOI Library
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tward from Hamilton, the middle and south roadsunite at the western end of Harrington Sound into a road that skirtsits entire southern and eastern shores. This road has many attractivefeatures, but is somewhat hilly. It affords many beautiful views ofHai-rington Sound, Avith its islets and headlands. This sound is afine expanse of pure transparent water, and is as completely land-locked and surrounded by hills as a lake. It has but very little * My party of 1898 had its headquarters here at Seaward, the home of Mr.J. D. Seon. We found the situation, owing to its central position, a very favor-able one for visiting the islands and reefs of Baileys Bay, Castle Harbor, andHarrington Sound. 436 A. E. Verrill—The Bermuda Islands. tide, usually 6 to 8 inches, and contains several small islets, some ofwhich are inhabited ; others are wooded and unoccupied. TrunkIsland has a stone residence and pleasant grounds with palraettoesand other shade trees upon it. Its clear waters abound in marine
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Figure 13.—Harrington Sound and small Islets. life and its cavernous cliffs and shell-sand beaches afford some excel-lent places for zoological collecting, especially since collecting canbe done here with a boat when it is too Avinrly to do anything of thekind on the other shores. (Plate Ixxi.) Near the western end of this sound, and close by the roadside, isDevils Hole, which is a natural fish-pond connected by subterra-nean crevices with the sea. It was formed by the falling in of theroof of a cavern. It has been enclosed by a wall and stocked withhundreds of fishes, mostly large Hamlets or Hamlet Groupers.With these are some Green Angel-fishes, Oldwives or Turbots ;and a few other kinds. When we visited the place, it also containedseveral green Sea-turtles. It is a sort of gigantic natural aquarium, and is well worth a visit.The fishes are fed so often by visitors that even the large Groupers,some of them a yard long, will take bread and other food from oneshands, but caution is
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