16 March 1770
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16 March 1770

Friday 16th Winds at SW a fresh breeze and clear weather - Steer'd along shore NE1/4E untill Six oClock PM when we shortend sail and brought too for the night - Variation pr Azths 13°..48' East - At 4 AM made sail and stood in for the land - At day light saw the appearence of an Inlet into the land but upon a nearer approach found that it was only a deep Vally bounded on each side by high lands upon which we bore away NE1/4E along shore, keeping about 4 or 5 Miles off - At Noon the Northeastermost point of land in sight bore N 60° ^East Distant 10 Miles, our Latitude by observation was 44°.. 5' and Longde made from Cape West 2°..8' East —

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