NORTHPIC - Hubert Hofer

Sassie (Long Island)

Captain Brett Hilder's research for his book 'The Voyage of Torres' led him to the conclusion that Torres anchored off Sassie in 1606. He also found that although it is a very low island, Torres believed it was of volcanic origin & he called it 'Vulcan Quemado' (extinct Volcano).
I believe Captain Hilder was right in claiming that Torres visited here for the first thing that struck me were the distinct & quite spectacular rock-rims indicative of undersea lava flow as it spreads & cools upon reaching the surface..

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