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that of Stronsay, from which it is separated by a
narrow channel. Much kelp is made here in
summer, and it feeds many sheep and beeves.
On the Start Point is a light-house. Long.
2. 15.
W., lat. 59. 21. N.t

Sanda, a small island on the W. coast of Scot-
land, near the Mull of Cantyre, famed for having
been the rendezvous of the Danish fleets during
their expeditions to the western coasts. On it
are the remains of a chapel, dedicated to St. Co-
lumba.

Sandbach, a town in Cheshire, with a manufac-
ture of silk. 162N. N. W. ofLondon.

Sandec, New, a town of Austrian Galicia, capi-
tal of a circle of its name which is covered with
extensive forests. 44 m. S. W. of Cracow.’—6.
m. farther N. is Old Sandec, which is now a small
place.

Sanders, p.v. Grant Co. Ken. 50 m. N. E.
Frankfort ; p.v. Limestone Co. Alab.

Sandersville, p.v. Washington Co. Geo. 30 m.
S. E. Milledgeville. Pop. 2,327.

Sandford, p.v. Broome Co. N. Y. Pop. 931.    '

Sandgate, a township of Bennington Co. Vt.
Pop. 933.

Sandisfield, ph. Berkshire Co. Mass. 112 m.

S. W. Boston. Pop. 1,655.

Sandhein, a sea-port of Sweden, in the prov-
ince of Upland, where all vessels to and from
Stockholm are examined. 10. m. E. of Stock-
holm.

Sandiston, a township of Sussex Co. N. Y.

Sando, an island of Japan, 87 m. in circum-
ference, on the N. coast of Niphon ; with a town
of the same name. Long. 139. 30. E., lat. 38.

35. N.

Sandomir, a strong tovyi of Poland, capital of a
palatinate of the same name, with a castle on a
steep rock, and several colleges. It is seated on
a hill, on the Vistula, 75 m. E. by N. of Cracow
and 112 S. by E. of Warsaw. Long. 22. 0. E.,
lat. 50. 21. N.

Sandomir, a palatinate of Poland, bounded on
one part by the Vistula, on another by the Pilica
and the palatinate of Cracow. It contains, ac-
cording to the territorial division of 1815, 4,700
square m. with 448,000 inhabitants.

Sandomir, the capital of the above palatinate,
is seated on the Vistula, 108 m. S. by E. of War-
saw.

Sandown, a village in the Isle of Wight, 2 m.

S. of Brading. It stands on a bay of its name,
and has a fort erected by Henry VIII., which
maintains a small garrison.

Sandogal, a town of Portugal, in Beira, seated
on the Coa 12 m. S. S. E. of Guarda.

Sandover, p.v. Abbeville Dis. S. C. 90 m. W.
Columbia.

Sandover, a township of Rockingham Co. N. II.
23 m. W. Portsmouth. Pop. 553.

Sandtown, p.v. Kershaw Dis. S. C.

Sandusky, a county of Ohio. Pop. 2,881. Low-
er Sandusky is the capital.

Sandusky river, a stream of Ohio flowing into
the west end of Lake Erie. At its mouth it ex-

fands into a bay 20 m. in length and 3 to 4 broad,
t has a rapid current and is navigable.

Sandusky city, ph. Huron Co. Ohio, on Sandus-
ky Bay, Pop. 591. This is one of the chiet
points of communication between the state ofNew
York and the towns on the Ohio and Mississippi
by the way of Lake Erie. It has the best har-
bour on the American side ofthe lake, and main-
tains a constant intercourse with Buffalo and

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Detroit, by steam-boats. Ship building is carried
on to a considerable extent, and the town has
already become a place of active trade. A turn-
pike is in progress t.o Columbus.

Sandusky, a township of Richland Co. Ohio
Pop. 588.

Sandvliet, a town of Belgium in the province of
Antwerp, seated on the Scheldt, 12 m. N. W. of
Antwerp.

Sandicich, a town in Kent, Eng. It is one of
the cinque-ports, and walled round
; but the walls
are greatly decayed, and only one of the gates is
standing. Its trade is much diminished, the
river Stour, on which it is seated, being so choked
up with sand as to admit only small vessels. 68
m. E. by S. of London.

Sandwich, ph. Strafford Co. N. H. near Lake
Winipisiogee. Pop. 2,743; ph. Barnstable Co.
Mass. on Cape Cod. 54 m. S. E. Boston. Pop.
3,367.

Sandwich Island, an island in the Pacific
Ocean, near the W. coast of New Ireland. Long
149.17. E., lat. 2. 53. S.

Sandwich Island, one of the New Hebrides, in
the Pacific Ocean. Long. 168. 33. E., lat. 17.

41. S.

Sandicich Islands, a group of islands in the N.
Pacific, discovered by Cook in 1778. They are 11
in number, extending from 18. 54. to 22. 15. N.
lat., and from 150. 54. to 160. 24. W. long. They
are called by the natives, Owhyee, Mo wee, Ranai,
Morotoi, Tahoorowa, Woahoo, Atooi, Neeheehou
Oneehoua, Morotinnee, and Takoora; all inhab-
ited except the last two. The climate differs lit-
tle from that of the W. Indies in the same lati-
tude ; but there are no traces of those violent
winds which render the stormy months in the
W. Indies so dreadful. There is also more rain
at the Sandwich isles. The vegetable produc-
tions are nearly the same as those of the other
islands in this ocean; but the taro root is here of
a superior quality. The breadfruit trees are not
in such abundance as in the plains of Otaheite,
but produce double the quantity of fruit. The
sugar canes are of a very unusual size, some of
them measuring eleven inches in circumference,
and having fourteen feet eatable. There is also
a root of a brown colour, shaped like a yam, and
from 6 to 10 pounds in weight, the juice of which
is an excellent substitute far sugar.- The quad-
rupeds are hogs, dogs, and rats. The fowls are
of the common sort; the birds beautiful and nu
merous, though not various. Goats, pigs, and
European Seeds were left by captain' Cook, but
the possession of the goats soon gave rise to a
contest between two districts, in which the breed
was destroyed. The inhabitants are of the same
race with those of the islands S. of the equator;
and in their persons, language, and manners, ap
proach nearer to the New Zealanders than to their
less distant neighbours, either of the Society or
Friendly Islands. They are in general above
the middle size, and well made ; they walk grace-
fully, run nimbly, and are capable ©f bearing
great fatigue. Many of both sexes have fine
open countenances ; and the women, in particu-
lar, have' good eyes and teeth, with an engaging .
sweetness and sensibility of look. There is one
peculiarity characteristic of every part of the na-
tion, that even in the handsomest faces there is a
fulness of the nostril, without any flatness or
spreading of the nose. The dress of both men
and women nearly resembles those of New Zea
land, and both sexes wear necklaces of small va*
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