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24 February, 1771


On 24 February, 1771, James Cook wrote “Gentle breezes and fair weather. In the AM took the oppertunity of a fine morning to Stay the Main Mast and set up the Topmast Rigging. Saw an Albatross”.


Joseph Banks wrote “An Albatross seen, the first sign we have had of approaching the South again which we have for some days done pretty fast”.

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