He found petroleum in the Trinidad Pitch Lake way back in the sixteenth century.
His remarks concerning the Pitch Lake of Trinidad have already been partly quoted.
This is the remnant of one of the many rash speculations connected with the Pitch Lake.
May it not be far older than the Pitch Lake above—older, possibly, than the formation of any asphalt at all?
Indirectly, of course, the Pitch Lake has been the means of attracting attention to the island, especially in earlier times.