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27 December, 1770


On 27 December, 1770, James Cook wrote “At 6 AM weighd and stood out to Sea.  At Noon the Island of Edam bore NBE distant 3 Miles... At 6 in the evening Anchor'd in 13 fathom water, Edam bearing East distant 1½ Mile”.


Joseph Banks wrote “Weighd and having very faint land breeze got no farther than to the Island of Edam [Pulau Damar Besar]”.

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