Wednesday, 21st. Wind at South. A fresh Gale at 2 p.m., being in 50 fathoms, and 12 Leagues from the land, we tack’d and stood in Shore until 8 o’Clock, when we Tack’d and Stood off until 4 a.m.; then Tack’d and Stood in, at 8 o’Clock being 10 Leagues from the Land; had 57 fathoms. At Noon, being in the Latitude 44 degrees 35 minutes, and 5 or 6 Leagues from the land, had 36 fathoms; notwithstanding we have Carried as much sail as the Ship could bear, it is apparent from the observed Latitudes that we have been drove 3 Leagues to leeward since Yesterday.
February 21, 2013
Wednesday, 21st February, 1770
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