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10 January 1769

Week Days Month Days Winds Courses Dist Sail'd in Mile Latd in South Longd in West from
Greenw:h
Bearings At Noon
Tuesday 10 WSW & SW So 18° Wt 38 52°.. 54' 63°..10'  

Moderate breezes and fine clear weather - at 2PM sounded and had 86 fathom black sand and small stones - Variation 21°..57' Et   At 1/2 past 10 Tack'd having stood South 12 Leagues, after standing to the Westward 14 Miles sounded and had 80 fathom black grey sand, 3 Leagues farther 76 fathom coarse black sand ^Tacked, and at Noon had 70 fathom black gravel and small Stones of different Colours — Saw several flights of black Sheer waters —



Concepts in South Seas Companion: sounding (nautical term)
Natural Phenomena in South Seas Companion: sooty shearwater

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