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11 November 1768

Week Days Month Days Winds Course Dist. in Miles Latd in Longd in West from Greenwich Bearings at Noon
Friday 11 SE to E S 5° W 67 23° 37' 37°49'  

First part and latter Moderate breeze and fair, but Clowdy and Hazey over the land. Middle a fresh breeze and clowdy: at 8 Tacked and Stood to the NE. Extreames of the land to the Southward which we took for Cape S.t Thomes SW1/2S dist. 5 or 6 Leagues, depth of water 13 fm grey sand. At a 11 AM Tacked in 15fm and stood to the SSE and 3 AM stood over a Shoal or bank of 6 fm afterwards the depth increased to 30 fathom. At Noon in 36 fm Lat.d Observ'd 22°..37' S, which is 10 Miles to the southward of the Log. No land in sight.

Concepts in South Seas Companion: sounding (nautical term) | tacking (nautical term)
Cultural Artefacts in South Seas Companion: log (nautical)
Natural Phenomena in South Seas Companion: shoals
Places in South Seas Companion: Cabo de Sao Tome

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