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7 June 1770

Thursday 7th Light Airs between the South and East with which we steerd WNW. keeping the Main land on board the outermost part of which at sun set bore from us WBN, but without this lay high land which we took to be Islands   At day light in the Morning we were the length of the Southern Eastern part of this land which we found to consist of a group of small Islands laying about 5 Leagues from the Main we being at this time between the two, we continued advanceing slowly to the NW untill Noon at which time we were by observation in the Latitude of 18°..49' and about 5 Leagues from the Main land  the North west part of which bore from us NBW1/2W the Island extending from North to East distant off the nearest 2 Miles and Cape Cleveland bore So 50° East distant 18 Leagues - our soundings in the Course of this days sail was were from 14 to 11 fathom.


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