CAPANA, a river of the province and country
of the Amazonas, in the part belonging to the Por-
tuguese. It rises in the territory of the Yaveis
Indians, between the rivers Cuchivara and the
Madera ; runs to the s. and turning to the s. s. e.
enters into one of the lakes which forms the latter
CAPANATOIAQUE, a small settlement of the
head settlement of Acantepec, and alcaldía mayor
of Tlapa, in Nueva España. Its temperature is
warm, and it contains 90 families of Mexican In-
dians, who employ themselves in the cultivating
and dressing of cotton.
Capanema, a river of the same province,
which rises near the coast, runs e. and enters the
sea in the bay.
CAPARRAPI, a small settlement of the ju-
risdiction of the city of Palma, and corregimiento
of Tunja, in the new kingdom of Granada. Its
temperature is warm ; the number of its inhabi-
tants is much reduced ; they may, however, still
amount to 40 housekeepers : its only productions
are some maize, cotton, yucas, and plantains.
Capatarida, the river which rises near the
coast, runs n. and enters the sea.
(CAPATI. Within a very few years has been
discovered in the gold mine of this place, on the
mountains of Copiapo, a new immalleable sort of
metal, of a kind unknown to the miners ; but Mo-
lina imagined it to be no other than platina.)
(Cape St. Antonio, or Anthonio, is the
point of land on the s. side of La Plata river in
S. America, which, with cape St. Mary on the n.
forms the mouth of that river. Lat. 36° 32' s.
Long, 56° 45' w.)
(Cape Blow-me-down, which is the s. side of
the entrance from the bay of Fundy into the basin
of Minas, is the easternmost termination of a range
of mountains, extending about 80 or 90 miles to
the gut of Annapolis; bounded n. by the shores of
the bay of Fundy, and s. by the shores of Anna-
(Cape Cod, anciently called Mallebarre by
the French, is the s. e. point of the bay of Mas-
sachusetts, opposite cape Ann. Lat. 42° 4' n.
Long. 70° 14' w. from Greenwich. See Barn-
staple County and Province Town.)
(Cape Elizabeth, a head-land and township
in Cumberland county, district of Maine. The
cape lies in n. lat. 43° 33' e. by s. from the centre
of the town nine miles, about 20 s. w. of Cape Small
point, and 12 n e. from the mouth of Saco river.
The town has Portland on the n. e. and Scarborough
s. w. and contains 1355 inhabitants. It was incor-
porated in 1765, and lies 126 miles n. e. of
(Cape Fear is the s. point of Smith’s island,
which forms the mouth of Cape Fear river into two
channels, on the coast of N. Carolina, s. w. of cape
Look-out, and remarkable for a dangerous shoal
called the Frying-pan, from its form. Near this
cape is Johnson’s fort, in Brunswick county, and
district of Wilmington. Lat. 33° 57' n. Long.
77° 56' w.)
(Cape Fear River, more properly Clarendon,
affords the best navigation in N. Carolina. It
opens to the Atlantic ocean by two channels.
'I'he s. w. and largest channel, between the s. w.
end of Smith’s island, at Bald head, where the
light-house stands, and the e. end of Oakes island
s. w. from fort Johnston. The new inlet is be-
tween the sea-coast and the n. e. end of Smith’s
island. It will admit vessels drawing 10 or 11
feet, and is about three miles wide at its entrance,
having 18 feet water at full tides over the bar.
It continues its breadth to the flats, and is navi-
gable for large vessels 21 miles from its mouth, and
14 from Wilmington ; to which town vessels drawl-
ing 10 or 12 feet can reach without any risk. As
you ascend this river you leave Brunswick on the
left and Wilmilgton on the right. A little above
Wilmington the river divides into n. e. and n. w.
branches. The former is broader than the latter,
but is neither so deep nor so long. The n. w.
branch rises within a few miles of the Virginia
line, and is formed by the junction of Haw and
Deep rivers. Its general course is s. e. Sea ves-
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