24 August 1770
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24 August 1770

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24 August 1770

Friday 24th In the PM had light Airs from the SSW with which, after leaving Booby Island as before mentioned, we Steer'd WNW untill 5 oClock when it fell calm and the Tide of Ebb which sets to the NE soon after makeing we Anchor'd in 8 fathom soft sandy bottom, Booby Island bearing So 50° East distant 5 Miles, the Islands to the Northward of Prince of Wales Isles, extending from NEBN to So 55° East; there appeard to be an open clear Passage between these Islands extending from N 64° Et to EBN. At half an hour past 5 in the Morning, in purchasing the Anchor the Cable parted about 8 or 10 fathoms from the Anchor. I emmediately order'd another Anchor to be let go which brought the Ship up before she had drove a Cables length from the Buoy, after this we carried out a Kedge and warped the ship nearer it and than endeavour'd to sweep the Anchor with a Hawser but miss'd it and broke away the Buoy rope; we made several Attempts afterwards but did not succeed, while the Boats were thus employd we hove up the Kedge Anchor it being of no more use — At Noon Latitude obserd 10°..30' St Winds at NE a fresh breeze, the Flood Tide here come from the same quarter —

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