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25 October 1768

Week Days Month Days Winds Course Dist.ce in
Miles
Lat.d in Long.d in West from
Greenwich
Bearings at Noon
Tuesday 25 SE to SEBE S 30° W 95 0° 15' South 29° 30' Do N 26° E Dt 358 Leags

A Gentle breeze and Clear weather. With a moist air. Soon after sun Rise found the Variation of the Compass to be 2°.. 24' West being the mean result of severl very good Azimuths. this was just before we crossed the line in Longitude of 29°.. 29' West from Greenwich. We also try'd the Deping Needle belonging to the Royal Society and found the North point to dep 26° below the Horizon, but this instrument cannot be used at sea to a very ^ any great degree of accuracy on account of the motion of the Ship which hindors the Needle from resting. however as the Ship was pretty steady and by means of a swinging table I had made for that purpose we could be certain of the dep to two degrees at most. the observed Lat.d and that by account nearly agrees.



Concepts in South Seas Companion: azimuth
Parties in South Seas Companion: Royal Society
Cultural Artefacts in South Seas Companion: dipping needle

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