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17 March 1770

Saturday 17th Continued our course along shore having in the PM the advantage of a fresh gale at SW. At 2 oClock past by the point above mentioned which is of a moderate height with steep red clifts down which falls four small streams of water on which account it is named Cascades Point ——— Latde 44°..0' So Longitude 2°..20' East from Cape West. From this point the land at first trends N 76° E but afterwards more to the northward,    ENE 8 Leagues from the point and near the shore lies a small low Island which I have named bore from us SBE distant 11/2 Leage    at 7 oClock, at which time we ^shortend sail & brought too under the topsails with her head off shore having 33 fath. water a fine sandy bottom - At 10 had 50 fathom and at 12 ^were in 65 fathom haveing drove about 5 Miles NNW sence we brought too -    two hours after this had no ground with 140 fathom which shews that the soundings extend but a little way from the land.    from 2 to 8 AM had it calm and hazey with drizling rain, at which time a breeze sprung up at SW with which we steer'd along shore NEBE1/4E keeping about 3 Leagues from the land - At noon had no observation being hazey weather with rain -    our run sence yesterday at noon is NEBE 55 Miles. Longitude from Cape West 3°..12' East —


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