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7 November 1768

Week Days Month Days Winds Course Dist. in Miles Latd in South Longd in West from Greenwich Bearings at Noon
Monday 7 SE to NE S 58° W 68 19°46' 36°50'  

Moderate breeze and clear weather. PM found the Variation to be 4°..49' Et At 6 sounded and had 32 fathom water the bottom Coral rocks fine sand and Shells, which soundings we carried upon a sw1/2w Course 9 or 10 Leagues Then had no ground with 100 fathom. We were by our account and run afterwards 54 Leagues East from the Coast of Brasil and to the Southward of the Shoals call'd Abrollos as they are laid down in most charts.



Concepts in South Seas Companion: fathom | sounding (nautical term)
Natural Phenomena in South Seas Companion: coral reefs | shoals
Places in South Seas Companion: Abrolhos, islands

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