Count Dohna and His SeaGull ©
Mouth of the Amazon
Coaling in the Banyons
Coal from the British steamship Corbridge was transferred to SeaGull starting on January 28, 1916 and completed in three days. This took place in the mouth of the Amazon.
Just off the coast of Brazil is the "Ilha de Maraca", a riverine island. The island is divided into Maraca Norte and South Maraca by a small channel named "Igarape do Inferno" or in English "River of Fire". The coaling took place in this channel. More than a month later, on March 3, a ship from the British fleet, HMS Melbourne stopped at Ilha de Maraca in the search for SeaGull.
In this same area SMS Karlsruhe and the supply steamer Patagonia met to coal in August 1914.
DER MOEWE FAHRTEN UND UBENTEUER, by Graf zu Dohna, 1927.
HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR, Seaborne Operations, by C. Ernest Fayle.
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