Puneet Varma

Alifushi

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Country  Maldives
Time zone  MST (UTC+05:00)
Max length  950 m
Distance to Malé  207.41 km (128.88 mi)
Area  31 ha
Administrative atoll  Raa Atoll
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Alifushi (Dhivehi: އަލިފުށި) is one of the inhabited islands of Raa Atoll.

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Map of Alifushi, Maldives

This island is renowned for its carpenters and boat builders.

Powell Islands

Alifushi and Etthingili (Powell Islands in the Admiralty Chart) stand on a detached reef of their own with very deep waters (no sounding) between this isolated reef shelf and the northern end of the main Northern Maalhosmadulhu Atoll. Captain Robert Moresby named this small island group after Lieutenant F.F. Powell who assisted during the difficult survey of the Atolls of the Maldives in 1834-36. Later promoted to Captain, Powell went on to survey the NW coast of Ceylon.

...and the ink of the Maldive charts had scarcely dried, when the labours of those employed were demanded of the Indian Government by Her Majesty’s authorities at Ceylon, to undertake trigonometrical surveys of that Island, and the dangerous and shallow gulfs on either side of the neck of sand connecting it with India. They were the present Captains F. F. Powell, and Richard Ethersey, in the Schooner “Royal Tiger” and “Shannon,” assisted by Lieut. (now Commander) Felix Jones, and the late Lieut. Wilmot Christopher, who fell in action before Mooltan. The first of these officers had charge of one of the tenders under Lieut. Powell, and the latter another under Lieut. Ethersey. The maps of the Pamban Pass and the Straits of Manaar were by the hand of Lieut. Felix Jones, who was the draftsman also on this survey: they speak for themselves

References

Alifushi Wikipedia


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