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“Hong-kong bay is one of the finest which I have ever seen: it is eight or ten miles in length, and irregular in breadth...having excellent anchorage all over it, and perfectly free from hidden dangers. It is completely sheltered by the mountains of Hong-kong on the south, and by those of the mainland of China on the opposite shore; land-locked, in fact, on all sides; so that the shipping can ride out the heaviest gales with perfect safety.” —Robert Fortune

Map of Hong Kong harbor, 1845
Map of Hong Kong harbor above Causeway Bay, 1845
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Rise & Fall of the Canton Trade System III
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