Meanwhile facts prediction Bottineau ward or close passage of vessels confirmed late XVIII, early XIX century. newspaper reports and entries in logbooks. In his memoirs, of which we heard only fragments, Bottineau bitterly complains about the lack of understanding the atmosphere of disbelief in his ability, surrounding it, in spite of the thirty years of experience and unmistakable prediction of arrival of hundreds of ships. "I have become another victim of the colonial routine in the remote, forgotten by God and science islands, which suffer from the despotism of officials, - he wrote. - If irritation and frustration will be the cause of my death before I'll be able to explain their discovery, the world will be deprived for a time of knowledge about art, which would make the honor of the XVIII century. "