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15 January, 1771

 

On 15 January, 1771, James Cook wrote in “the Morning... we weighd with a light breeze at NE which was soon succeeded by a Calm... Had it calm all PM: which at 5 oClock obliged us to anchor under the South point of Princes Island, the said point bearing SWBW distant two Miles”.

 

Joseph Banks wrote “Our intention of sailing this morn was delayd by want of wind, it being calm till 11 O’Clock when a gentle breeze sprang up which was favourable; the morning however was not thrown away for the Indians seeing us not gone brought fish and some Turtle which were bought. Our breeze tho favourable was however so slack that by night we had got no farther than abreast of the town where we anchord”.

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