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16 May, 1769

 

On 16 May, 1769, James Cook wrote “Winds Westerly, the morning clowdy with heavy showers of rain, the remainder of the day fair Weather”.

Joseph Banks wrote “The morning wet and disagreable. We hauld the Seine in several parts of the bay without the least success; the Indians are so fond of fish and so expert in catching it, using almost every method we do in Europe, that our want of success is not at all to be wonderd at”.

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