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29 June, 1770

 

On 29 June, 1770, James Cook wrote “In the AM I sent some hands with a boat up the River to haul the sain while the rest were employ'd about the rigging and sundry other duties... In the PM the Boat returnd from hauling the sain having caught as many fish as came to a pound and a half a man”.

 

Joseph Banks wrote “One of our Midshipmen an American [James Mario Magra] who was out a shooting today saw a Wolf, perfectly he sayd like those he had seen in America; he shot at it but did not kill it. The Seine was hauld today for the first time and 150 lb of Fish caught in it”.

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