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

Dampier Strait

Dampier Strait. 1. Through this passage, having New Britain on the right and the S.W. coast of New Guinea on the left, lies the shortest route from Eastern Australia to China. 2. A channel, 70 miles long, in the North Pacific, between the island of Waygiou and the N.W. extremity of New Guinea.

“God is a skilful physician. He knows what is best. God observes the several tempers of men, and knows what will work most effectually. Some are of a more sweet disposition, and are drawn by mercy: others are more rugged and knotty pieces: these God deals with in a more forcible way. Some things are kept in sugar, some in brine. God doth not deal alike with all, he hath trials for the strong, and cordials for the weak.”
–Thomas Watson, A Divine Cordial