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2 January, 1771


On 2 January, 1771, James Cook wrote “First and middle parts fresh breeze at SW and fair, the remainder squally with rain. Plying to Windward between Cracatoa and the Java shore without gaining any thing... In the PM had it very squally with heavy showers of rain.  At ½ past 7 Anchor'd in 19 fathom, Cracatoa Island SW distant 3 Leags”.


Joseph Banks wrote “Workd all night and today likewise. At night Anchord under a high Island call[d] in the draughts Cracatoa and by the Indians Pulo Racatta”.

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