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7 March, 1771

 

On 7 March, 1771, James Cook wrote tacked “again to the Westward, standing 4 hours on one Tack & 4 on the other. At Noon very clowdy had no observation. Saw the land extending from NBW to WBN... In the PM Stood to the westward with the Wind at SBW untill 4 oClock than again to the Eastward having the land in sight extending from NNE to WBN distant 8 Leagues”.

 

Joseph Banks wrote “Foul wind and cloudy weather all day”.

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