According to noon observations on October 16, the Fram was in the vicinity of South Trinidad, off the east coast of Brazil. "It was our intention to go close under the island," Amundsen wrote, "and possibly to attempt a landing; but unfortunately the motor had to be stopped for cleaning, and this prevented our approaching it by daylight. We caught a glimpse of the land at dusk, which was, at all events, enough to check our chronometers." 
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 Roald Amundsen, The South Pole, ch.4.