It was said, afterwards, we were in five fathoms water at this time, but for this I will not vouch.
We were about fifty fathoms from the shore, and I could not swim a stroke!
"I have never been further than eighty fathoms from the land," was one of his boasts.
Soundings were taken, and the ship found to be in twenty-six fathoms of water.
A quarter of a mile in, we sounded ...