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11 December, 1769

 

On 11 December, 1769, James Cook wrote “Gentle breezes at N.W and pleasent weather. Kept plying all this day, but got very little to windward”.

Joseph Banks wrote “Wind as heard hearted as ever: we turnd [tacked] all day without loosing any thing, much to the credit of our old Collier, who we never fail to praise if she turns as well as this”.

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