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4 January, 1771

 

On 4 January, 1771, James Cook wrote “the wind Veerd to NW, with which we got under sail, but the wind dying away we advanced but little to the SW before noon at which time Princes Island bore SW distant 8 or 9 Leagues... Had fresh breezes at SW with Squally rainy weather, untill the Evening when it clear'd up and the wind Veer'd to South and SE with which we stood to the SW all night”.

 

Joseph Banks wrote “Tho we had again got under way in the night, Yet this morn we had gaind but little, nor did we much more all day; at night however a breeze sprung up at SE and we saild on Chearily”.

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