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21 November, 1769

 

On 21 November, 1769, James Cook wrote “Intending to get under sail at high water the Long boat was sent to take up the Kidge anchor, but it blow'd so strong that she could not reach the Buoy and the gale increasing soon obliged us to bear away more Cable and strike Topgallant yards... At 3 PM the tide of Ebb makeing we took up our Anchors and got under Sail and ply'd down the River untill 8 OClock when we again came to an Anchor in 7 fathom a muddy bottom”.

Joseph Banks wrote “Before daybreak we set out again. It still blew fresh with mizling rain and fog so that it was an hour after day before we got a sight of the ship. However we made shift to get on board by 7 tird enough”.

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