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From: David Asprey <>
Subject: Re: [MAR] Name of Port please?
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2017 01:21:34 +0100
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perhaps the Argentine port of Necochea?

David

On 5 June 2017 at 00:58, PMR <> wrote:

> Greetings Listers
>
>
>
> I have a transcription of a letter written in 1879 by my ggf
> who
> was at sea in the early 1830s, in which he says (this is a partial
> transcription - maybe the transcriber was au fait with these place names):
>
>
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> "I was at Monterey? Lower California in 1832 - also
> at Ni.?quea and G?.yaquil.
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> I've been able to find that Monterey in California was a port,
> so maybe that bit of transcription is correct. A Google search turned up
> Guayaquil as a port in Ecuador, so maybe that is also correct.
>
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> Does anyone have any idea what place Ni.?quea may refer to
> please?
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> I want to write ggf's story and would like to be accurate.
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>
> Many thanks
>
>
>
> Pam
>
> Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia
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