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Its five steel masts were three feet (91 centimetres) in diameter, and its main yard
was 100 feet (30 metres) long. The ship itself was 433 feet (132 metres) in length,
with a beam of 54 feet (16 metres). Among wooden sailing vessels the largest ...
The conglomerates are overlapped by argillites and sandstones (thickness from
65 to 650 feet) and a layer (around 1,000 feet) of limestone and marl with
abundant fauna. Triassic (190,000,000 to 225,000,000 years ago) deposits in the
Up to an average altitude of 2,000 feet, moist tropical climate is experienced.
Beyond that, a cool temperate climate prevails to an altitude of 6,600 feet.
Thereafter, cold temperate climatic conditions are found to 9,800 feet. Higher up,
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