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On the 7th of March we made the Western Islands, and went between St Michael and Tercera; in this situation we found the variation 13° 36' W., and the winds began to blow from the S.W. The gale, as we got farther to the westward, increased, and on the 11th, having got to W.N.W. it blew very hard, with a great sea; we scudded before it with the foresail only, the foot-rope of which suddenly breaking, the sail blew all to pieces, before we could get the yard down, though it was done instantly. This obliged us to bring the ship to, but having, with all possible expedition, bent a new foresail, and got the yard up, we bore away again; this was the last accident that happened to us during the voyage. On the 16th, being in latitude 49° 15'N. we got soundings. On the 18th, I knew by the depth of water that we were in the Channel, but the wind being to the northward, we could not make land till the next day, when we saw the Star Point; and on the 20th, to our great joy, we anchored at Spithead, after a very fine passage, and a fair wind all the way from the Cape of Good Hope.

her the next morning; it was the Swallow. I offered Capt. C. all the services that one may render to another at sea. He wanted nothing ; but upon his telling me that they had given him letters for France at the Cape, I sent on board for them. He presented me with an arrow which he had got in one of the isles he had found in his voyage round the world, a voyage that he was far from suspecting we had likewise mude. His ship was very small, went very ill, and when we took leave of him, he remained as it were at anchor. How much he must have suffered in so bad a vessel, may well be conceived. There were eight leagues difference between his estimated longitude and ours; he reckoned himself so much more to the westward.”. A little before, he had spoken of his wishing to join Carteret, over whom he knew he had great advantage in sailing. This was in leaving the Cape of Good Hope, at which time Carteret was eleven days gone before him.-E.

A Table

A Table of the Variation of the Compuss, as observed on board

the Swallow, in her Voyage round the Globe, in the Years 1 1766, 1767, 1768, and 1769.

N.B. The days of the month in this Table are not by the nautical account,

as is the custom, but, for the convenience of those that are not used to that way of reckoning, are reduced to the civil account. A.M. denotes that the observation was made in the forenoon, and P.M. in the after- ; noon of that day on the noon of which the latitude and longitude of the ship were taken.

TIME.

Long.in
Lat in at Noon Varia.
at Noon. from tion,

London.

REMARKS.

West.

? From the Downs to the Island

30, P.M. Sept. 3, P.M.

4, A.M.

17, A.M.
21, A.M.

22 19

22, P.M.

North.

West. 1766, August. English Channel 22° 30

45. 22 130 17 20 25
38 36
13 40
19 04

of Madeira.
37 27

14 12 2017 Island Madeira.

32 34

16 35 16 00 24 33 19 22 13 00

The island of Sall in sight, S. 17 19

11 14

8. by W ten leagues. 16 34 22 29 8 20

Was then between the island of

Sall and the island of May. Porto Praya

15 00
%. 23 00

800 Island of St Jago. Oct. 10, P.M. 6 84 21

5 367 11, P.M.

6 40 21 35 6 00

South. 22,AM. 0 06

25 03

6 23 On the passage from the island 25, P.M.

4 14 27 28 4 30 of St Jago to the Streights 27,A.M. 7 03 28 49 3 52 of Magellan. 28, P.M.

8 46 :29 14 1 50
30, P.M.

10 57 30 09 0 30
31, A.M.
12 30 30:30 Novary

East.
Oct. 31, P.M. 12 56 30 46 1 24
Nov. 2, P.M. 17.22 1.32 09 1 40

7, A.M. 23 54 38 10 4 56
P.M.

5 56
8, P.M. | 25 49 39 21 6 45

Coast of Patagonia. 11.A.M.29 57 42 27 )

18.50 15, A.M... 34. 12

46 41 12 00 16, A.M.

34 38

47 58 12 36 17, A.M. 34 46 48 28 13 03 P.M.

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A Table of the Variation of the Compass, &c. continued.

Long.in

Lat. in at Noon VariaTIME.

REMARKS. at Noon. from tion.

London.

West.

21, A.M.

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1766. South. West.

Soundings 54 fathoms of waNov. 18, A.M. 35° 37' 49°49 °30' ter, with a bott m of fine

black sand, rather muddy. P.M.

15 45 Ditto depth and bottom.

Ditto depth, fine sand, but not 20, P.M.

36 57
51 48 15 33

so black, with small shells.

Had no bottom with 80 fa37 40 51 05 15 52 thoms of line.

S Had soundings at 70 fathoms 38 53 53 12

water,

No bottom with 90 fathoms of 40 34 53 47

line

45 fathoms, dark brown sandy 41 34 55 39

7 bottom. 41 57 56 06

42 fathoms, fine grey sand.

$46 fathoms, fine dark brown 41 06 57 18

sand.

39 fathoms ditto bottom. Here 28, A.M. 41 14 56 48 19.00

we caught very good fish

with hooks and lines.

32 fathoms of water, with dit. 29, A.M. 42 08 58 41 19 02

to bottom. P.M.

19 45 33 fathoms depth.

Depth 45 fathoms, the same 43 18 58 56

bottom; we had here a calm,

and we caught good fish.

52 fathoms water, the same 44 04

bottom.

353 fathoms, fine 'light brown 45 00

sand. Dec. 4, P.M. 47 00

20 20 47 15 61 10

60 fathoms, fine dark sand.

56 fathoms, with ditto bottom,
5, A.M.
48_0161 28 20 40 and grains of sparkling sand

mixed with it.
6, A.M.
47 35
62 50
20 34 !

45 fathoms of water, dark sand,

with small stones, and in go47 30 63 08

ing west about 10 miles, we . had 52 fathoms, a bottom of 1 soft mud. 54 fathoms, soft mud, with

small stones ; at this time the 47 14 69 37 1940 land was seen from the mast

heads,somewhereabout Cape

Blanco.
8, P.M 48 54 64 14 20 30
9, A.M 49 12 65 31 20 35

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A Table of the Variation of the Compass, &c. continued.

Long. in
Lat. in at Noon Varia
from tion.

REMARKS, 17
London.

TIME. Aš at Noon.

1767,

75 10 21 50 Streights

Sea.

28,

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1766.
South. West, East.

$ 53 fathoms, dark grey sand, De c. 9, A.M. 51°15' 66 02

with small stones. 17, Cape Virgin Mary, eastermost entrance of the Streight. Magellan 52 23 68 02 | 22 50'?

Elizabeth Island 22 36
Port Famine 22 22
Off C. Forward 22 10
York Road Ditto

In the Streights of Magellan.
Swallow Har.
Off C. Notch 22 00
Off C. Upr.

Westetmost entrance of the
Off C. Pillar - 52 45
April 18, P.M.

49 18 79 06 17 36 20, A.M.

48 04 80 561.17 20 Coast of Chili, in the South 26, P.M.

45 57 81 22 16 17 P.M. 44 27

81 24.15 10

(E. end of the island Juan Fer39 40 78 52 11 00 Mayu

nandes. 33 45 80 46

10-24 Island of Massafuero. ***** + 28, P.M. 29 45 79 50

9 40) 31, P.M.

26 26 82 15 8 10 June 1, P.M. 25 51 84 23 8 8

7PM. 27:29.97. 16 5 45
8, A.M.
27 20

97 51 5 45
10, A.M.
26 30 98 25 5 40

>In crossing the South Sea.
26 53 100 21 4 13

28 11 111 15 2 00 17, A.M. 28 04 112 37 - 1 51 18, P.M. | 28. 07. 113:55 2 00 20, A.M.

28 04 116 29 2 09 30, P.M. 26 00 | 130 55 2 32 July 2, P.M. 25 02 133 38

2 46 oh Pitcairn's Island.
3, 25 00 186 16
4, A.M.

25 24 137 18 3 43
5, A.M.

24 56 137 23 5 24 1 6, A.M.

24 32 138 31 4 16 7, A.M.

24 10 | 139 55 5 12 P.M.

4.02 8, A.M. 23 46 139 55 5 56 10, P.M. 21 38 141 36 4 20

Crossing the South Sea,

4 40 20 88 4 146 00 5 00 13 P.M. 21 07 147 44

5 46 15, A.M.

21 46 150 50 6 23 16, P.M.

22 02 151 09 *6 34 19, P.M. 19 50 153 59 6 08 20, P.M. 19 08 156 15

7 09 21, P.M.

18 43 158 27 7 38

12, P.M. 16, P.M.

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A Table of the Variation of the Compass, &c. continued.

|Long.in TIME.

Lat. in at Noon Varią.
at Noon. from tion.

REMARKS.
London.

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1767. South. West. East. July 23, P.M. 16022' 162-321 6 051 24, P.M. 14 19 163 34

6 29 25, A.M.

12 13 164 50 9 30 P.M.

9 40 26, A.M. 10 01 166 52 9 00 28, A.M. 9 50 171 26 9 04 30, A.M. 9 50

175 38

9 32 P.M.

9 00 Crossing the South Sea. Aug. 1, A.M. 9 53 179 33 10 04

East. 2, A.M.

10 09 178 58 10 30 4, A.M.

10 22 177 10 10 54 5, A.M.

10 35 175 50 11° 14 P.M.

10 52 7, P.M. 10 52 172 23 11 17 & P.M. 11 02 171 15 10 27 9, A.M. 10 56 171 00 10 02

11, P.M. 10 49 167 00 10 38 Cape Byron 10 40 1 164 49 11 00

the Charlotte Islands. 18, P.M.

9 58 162 57 8 30 19, P.M. 8 52 160 41 8 30 20, A.M. 753 158 56 8 31

7 56 158 56 8 20 Off Carteret's and Gower's Lol. 22, P.M. 6 24 157 32 7 42 24, P.M. 5 07 155 08 6 25 26, P.M.

4 46 | 159 17 ng 14 In sight and on the west side of

Nova Britannia.
C. Saint George. 1 5 00 | 152 19 5 20 Nova Hibernia.

Nova Britannia.
In St George s Channel 4 40 Here the land seemed to have

an effect on the needle. Sept. 16, A.M. 2 19 145 31 6 30 Off the Admiralty Islando. 19, A.M.

1 57 143 28 5. 26

1 45 143 02 4 40 20,

1 33 142 22 4 40 21, A.M. 1 20

141 29 4 54 22, P.M.

0 52 189 56 4 30 23, P.M.

0 05 198 56 4 17 North.

From the Admiralty Islands to 24, P.M. O 05 138 41 3 09

the island of Mindanao. 27, A.M. 2 19 136 41 2 30 P.M.

2 09 2 50 196 17 2 00 30, A.M.

4 25

134 87 1 41 Oct. 3, A.M. 4 41

132 51

3 09 P.M.

3 14 5, P.M.

4 31 192 39 3 10

6 30

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