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the line of the Sea Coast may in some places be erroneous; from the above latitude to the nearly the length of Entry Island we run along and near the shore all the way and no circumstance occur'd that made me liable to commit any material error. Excepting Cape Teera whitte we never came near the shore between Entry Island and Cape Pallisser and therefore this part of the Coast will may be found to differ something from the truth. in short I believe that this Island will never be found to differ materialy from the figure I have given it and that the coast affords few or no harbours but what are either taken notice of in this Journal or in some measure point[ed] out in the Chart.   but I cannot say so much for Tovy-poenammu   the Season of the year and circumstance of the Voyage would not permit me to spend so much time about this Island as I had done about ^at the other and the blowing weather we frequently met with made it both dangerous and difficult to keep upon the Coast. However I shall point out the places that may be erroneous in this as I have done in the other. From Queen Charlottes Sound to Cape Campbel and as far ^to the SW as the Latitude 43° will be found to be pretty accurate     between this Latitude and the Latitude 44°..20 the coast is very doubtfully discribed, a part of which we hardly if attall saw     from this last mentioned Latitude to Cape Saunders we were generally at too great a distance to be particular and the weather at the same time was unfavourable - the Coast as it is laid down from Cape Saunders to Cape South and even to Cape West is no doubt in many places very erroneous as we hardly ever were able to keep upon near the coast shore and were some times blowen off altogether     From the West Cape down to Cape Fare-well and even to Queen Charlottes Sound will


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