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The origin of the James Cook Historical Museum, Cooktown


On 25 March, 1770, James Cook wrote “made several trips but gain'd nothing to windward so that at noon our situation was nearly the same as yesterday... At 3 PM the wind came to north and we steer'd ESE with all the sail we could set untill dark when we shortend sail untill the morning having thick misty weather”.

Joseph Banks wrote “Light breezes but wind still at East. The sea is certainly an excellent school for patience”.

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