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29 December, 1770

 

On 29 December, 1770, James Cook wrote “we got again under sail with the wind at WSW, and stood out N.W. for the Thousand Islands; before Noon the wind Veer'd to NW and we endeavourd to turn through between Pulo Pare and Wappen Island... After making a short trip to the NE, we tack'd and weather'd Pulo Pare and stood in for the Main having the wind at NW a fresh breeze. We fetched Maneaters Island (a small Island laying under the Main Midway between Batavia and Bantam). After making a trip to the NE and finding that we los’d ground we Stood in shore again and Anchord in 13 fathom water”.

 

Joseph Banks wrote “We had a good sea breeze which carried us to Maneaters Island [Laki] where we anchord for the night”.

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