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12 October, 1768

 

On 12 October, 1768, James Cook wrote “Mates and Midshipmen commanded to scrape and clean between decks, which Mr Pickersgill (only) having the spirit to refuse was order'd before the Mast”.
Richard Pickersgill was a master’s mate.

Joseph Banks wrote “A shark… taken this morn, and with him two pilot fish; at noon calm, I went out in the boat and took several Blubbers”, by which he means jellyfish, etc.

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