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20 January 1769

Friday 20th Moderate gales and clowdy with frequent showers of rain all this day: this evening the Surf abated and at 2 AM sent the People on shoar to Wood and water and cut brooms all of which we compleated this day —  in this service we lost our small Kedge anchor, it having been laid off the watering place to ride the Long boat by, and the gale had brok a way the Hawser and Buoy rope, and perhaps buried the anchor in the sand, for notwithstanding our utmost endeavour We were not able to hook it —

took up the Stream Anchor and made ready for sailing —



Cultural Artefacts in South Seas Companion: bouy | longboat | stream anchor

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