26 August 1768
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26 August 1768

Week Days Month
Winds Course Distce Latd in Longd in
West from
Bearings at Noon
Friday 26 NBW
S 21 E. 23 M:l 49° 30 5° 52' W Lizard N 21° W.
Dist. 23 miles.

First part fresh breeze and Clowdy, remainder little wind and Clear. At 2 pm got under sail and put to Sea, having on board 94 persons including Officers Seamen Gentlemen and their Servants, near 18 months provisions, 10 Carriage guns, 12 Swivels with good store of Ammunition and stores of all kinds. At 8 the Dodman Point WNW, Distt 4 or 5 Leagues; at 6 AM the Lizard bore WNW1/2 W 5 or 6 Leagues Distt. At Noon Sounded and had 50 fathoms Grey sand with small stones and broken shells.

Concepts in South Seas Companion: fathom | sounding (nautical term)
Cultural Artefacts in South Seas Companion: guns, swivel
Places in South Seas Companion: Dodman Point | The Lizard

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