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30 September 1768
Endeavour Voyage Maps
30 September 1768
|Week Days ||Month Days ||Winds ||Courses ||Distce in Miles ||Latitude in ||Longd in West from Greenwich ||Bearings at Noon |
|Friday ||30 ||NE |
S 12° 30' W | |S 12° 30' W |97 ||15° 57' pr Observation || ||Teneriff N 20° 43' E. Distce 2621/3 leagues |
The Hills on the SE Point of the Island Bonavista N 69 West. Distance from the Shore 3 leagues.
A Steady breeze and pleasant weather. At 6 am saw the Island of Bonavista / one of the Cape de Verd Islands / extending from SBE to SWBS, Distt 3 or 4 Leagues. Ranged the East side of this Island at the distance of 3 or 4 Miles from the shore, until we
was were obliged to haul off to avoid a Ledge of rocks which stretched out SWBW from the body or SE Point of the Island 1½ leagues. Had no ground with 40 fathom a mile without this ledge. The Island of Bonavista is in extent from North to south about 5 Leagues, is of a very uneven and hilly surface, with low sandy beaches on the East side. The S.E p.t of the Island, from which I take my departure, by an observation this day at Noon lies in the Lat.d of 16° N and according to our run from Madeira in the Long.d of 21° 51' west from Greenwich and S. 21° West 260 leagues from Teneriff: drawing No. 1 and 2 represent the appearence of the East side of this Island where [***] is the SE point or the hill over it, which is high, of a round figure, and the southermost on the Island.
Concepts in South Seas Companion: fathom | range (nautical term)
Places in South Seas Companion: Boa Vista, Atlantic island | Cape Verde, Atlantic islands
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