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15 January 1770

Monday 15th Fore and middle parts fresh breezes between the West and NW and fair weather. At 8 PM we were within 2 Leagues of the land we discover'd in the morning - having run 10 Leagues sence Noon.   the land seen than bearing S 63° West bore now N. 59° West, distant 7 or 8 Miles Leags and makes like an Island, between this land or Island and Cape Egmont is a very broad and deep Bay ^or Inlet the SW side of which we are now upon, and here the land is of a considerable height distinguished by hills and Vallies and the shore seems to form several Bays into one of which I intend to go with the Ship in order to Careen her / she being very foul / and to repair some few defects, recrute our stock of Wood, Water, &Ca - with this View we kept plying on and off al[l] night having from 80 to 63° fathoms water, At day light stood in for an Inlet which runs in SW   at 8 AM was ^we were got within the entrance which may be known by a reef of rocks stretching off from the NW point and some rocky Island lying off the SE point - At 9 oClock being little wind and variable we were carried by the Tide or current within 2 Cable lengths of the NW shore where we had 54 fathoms water, but with the help of our Boats we got her Clear, At this time we saw rise up twice near the Ship a Sea lyon the head of which was exactly like the head of the male one described Lord Anson — We likewise saw a c Canoe with some of the Natives Cross the Bay and a Village situatid upon apoint of an Island which lies 7 or 8 Miles with the Entrence. At Noon was ^we were the length of this Island, and being little wind had the boats ahead towing —


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