8 March 1770
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8 March 1770

Thursday 8th Light airs next to a Calm from SSE to NE with which we kept stearing to the SW, but made but little way because of a swell which took us right ahead. At day light AM we saw, or thought we saw from the mast head the land which we have left to the northward of us join to that to the SW of us, and at the same time we immagined we saw the land extend to the Southward as far as SSW, but after steering this Course untill noon we discover'd our mistake for there was no land to be seen to the Southward of West which course we now steer'd; being by observation in the Latitude of 47°..12' So Longitude made from Cape Saunders West 2° 2' —

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