Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Bonny, a river of Guinea, forming a mouth of the Niger and falling into the Bight of Biafra, lat, 4° N., long. 7° to 8° E. It is accessible to vessels of considerable burden, and it affords good anchorage. The low swampy shores with their mud and mangroves and fevers will be familiar to readers of Michael Scott's Cruise of the Midge, as will also the slave-dealing which prevailed there till far into the present century. Bonny is also the name of an unwholesome town upon the east of the river. It has little other trade than the exportation of palm oil.