16 February 1770
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16 February 1770

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16 February 1770

Friday 16th In the PM had a light breeze NE with which we steer'd West, edging in for the ^land which was distant from us about 8 Leagues; at 7 oClock the Southermost extreme of the land in sight bore WSW, being about 6 Leagues from the shore. Soon after this it fell calm and continued so most part of the nigh[t] with sometimes light airs from the land. At day light we discover'd land bearing SBW and seemingly detached from the coast we was were upon. About 8 oClock a breeze sprung up at NBE and we steer'd dirictly for it. At Noon was ^we were in the Latitude of 43°..19' So the Pea^ck on the snowey Mountain bore N 20° East distt 27 Leagues   the Southern extremity we could see of that land bore West and the Land discover'd in the morn.g makeing like an Island extending from SSW to SWBW 1/2W distant about 8 Leagues. Our Course and distance sail'd sence yesterday at Noon SWBW 43 Miles. Variation by this morning Amplitude 14°..39' E.

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