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9 November 1768

Week Days Month Days Winds Course Dist. in Miles Latd in Longd in West from Greenwich Bearings at Noon
Wednesday 9 SSE SSW South St 62° 15' West 28 M 21° 29'    

First and latter parts hazey with a Moderate breeze. Middle fresh gales with thunder Lightning and rain. At 3 PM Tack'd in 16 fathom, distance from the Shore 5 Leagues, the land extending from the NWBW to NE. At 5 took the 2ndreef in the topsails and got down top gt yards. Stood to the SE untill midnight then Tacked, soundings from 16 to 55 fm At 8 AM Loosed the reefs out of the topsails and got topgt yards aCross, unstowed the Anchors and bit the Cables. At Noon Lat.d Obser.d 21°..29 S.o the land extending from SWBS to NNW, distant 4 Leagues. Soundings from 55 to 10fm



Concepts in South Seas Companion: bit the cable | standing (nautical term) | tacking (nautical term)
Cultural Artefacts in South Seas Companion: Bits | reef (nautical term) | yards

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