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Voyages in the Southern Hemisphere, Vols. II - IIIVoyaging Accounts
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16 - 17 June 1770

Endeavour Voyage Maps
James Cook
Joseph Banks

Trinity Bay to Endeavour River


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Trinity Bay to Endeavour River (continued)

Mr. Green, our astronomer, was also declining; and these, among other circumstances, imbittered the delay which prevented our going ashore.

In the morning of the 17th, though the wind was still fresh, we ventured to weigh, and push in for the harbour; but in doing this we twice run the ship aground: the first time she went off without any trouble, but the second time she stuck fast. We now got down the fore yard, fore topmasts, and booms, and taking them overboard, made a raft of them alongside of the ship. The tide was happily rising, and about one o’clock in the afternoon, she floated. We soon warped her into the harbour, and having moored her alongside of a steep beach to the south, we got the anchors, cables, and all the hawsers on shore before night.

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