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13 December, 1769


On 13 December, 1769, James Cook wrote “stood to the westward untill 7 AM when we tackd and stood again to the NE, being at this time about a Mile to windward of the place where we tack'd last night. Soon after we tack'd it came on to blow very hard at NNW with heavy squalls attended with rain, this brought us under our Courses and split the Main topsail in such a manner that it was necessary to unbend it and bring another to the yard. At 10 it fell more Moderate and we set the topsails double reef'd.  At Noon had strong gales and hazey weather—tack'd and stood to the westwd. No land in sight, for the first time sence we have been upon the Coast... In the evening brought the ship under her Courses, having first split the fore and Mizn Topsails”.

Joseph Banks wrote “Wind as foul as ever and rather overblows so that in this days turning we lost all we had [gained] last week”.




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