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2 September 1768

Week Days Month Days Winds Course Distce Latd in Longd in West from Greenwich Bearings at Noon
Friday 2 NBW West SW WSW SBW 64 M 43 53' 9° 26' NNE D. 130 leags

Fresh gales and clowdy the most part of these 24 hours. PM got up the spare Mainsail to dry, it being wet by the Water geting into the sail room, occasiond by the Ship being very leaky in her upper works. At 5 am loosed 2 Reefs out of each topsail, and saw the land which we judged to be Cape Finister and Cape Ortegal. At 10 Tacked being about 4 Miles off shore and stood to the NW. Loosed all the reefs out and set topgt sails. At Noon, Cape Ortegal bore EBS distant about 8 Leagues.

Concepts in South Seas Companion: tacking (nautical term)
Cultural Artefacts in South Seas Companion: main sail | reef (nautical term)

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