Kapuas River

KapuasIn C. Northcote Parkinson’s Richard Delancey novel Dead Reckoning, Captain Delancey tracks a French privateer to its base on the Kapuas River in Borneo. The privateer is protected by a stockade which fortifies both sides of the river.

The Kapuas runs over 700 miles from the interior of Borneo, terminating in the Karimata Strait. Based on sketches in Dead Reckoning, the location of the stockade Delancey stormed is approximately in the center of the Google Earth image below.

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