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24 September 1768

Week Days Month Days Winds Courses Distce in Miles Latitude in Longd in West from Greenwich Bearings at Noon
Saturday 24 NEBE ----- ------ 27° 10'   Peek of Teneriff N 18° 45' Dt 74 miles

A Fresh breeze and clear weather the most part of these 24 hours. I take this to be the NE Trade we have now got into. At 6 pm the NE end of the Island of Teneriff WBN Distt 3 or 4 Leagues. Off this NE point ly some rocks high above water the highest is near the point and very remarkable. By our run from yesterday at Noon this end of the Island must lay in the Latd of 28° 27' and S. 7° 45' E Distt 83 leagues from Fenchall, and S 18° W 98 Miles from the Salvages. At 1 am the Peek of Teneriff bore WNW. Found the Variation to be this morng 16° 14' West. The Peak of Teneriff / from which I now take my departure / is a very high mountain upon the Island of the same name, one of the Canarie Islands, its perpendicular higth from Actual Measurement is said to be 15396 feet. It lies in the Latd of 28° 13' N and Longitude 16° 32' from Greenwich, its situation in this respect is allowed to be pretty well determined.



Places in South Seas Companion: Salvages, islands | Tenerif | Tenerife, peak

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