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1757 Excerpt: ...because she scudded before the Sea. very well, and
we knew that: G 6 the the Top-mast being alofr, the Ship was the
wholsomer, and made better Way through the Sea, seeing we had
SeaRoom. When the Storm was over, we set Fore-sail and Main-sail,
and brought the Ship to. Then we set the Mifien, Main top-sail, and
the Fore top-sail. Our Course was East North-East, the Wind was at
South-West. We got the Star.board Tacks aboard, we cast off our
Weather Braces and Lifts., we set in the Lee.braces, and hawled
forward by the Weather bowlings, and hawled them right, and belayed
them, and hawled over the Missen-tack to Windward, and kept her
full and by as near as flie would lie..: i During this Storm, which
was followed by a strong Wind West South.West:, we were carried by
my Computation, about five hundred Leagues to the East, so that the
oldest Sailor aboard cculd not tell in what Part of the World we
were. Our Provisions held out well, our Ship was staunch, and our
Crew all in good Health; but we lay in the utmost Distress for
Water. We thought it best to hold.on the same Course, rather than
turn more Northerly, which might have have brought us to the
North-Wejl Parts of Great Tartary, and into the frozen Sea. On the
16th Day of June 1703, a Boy on the Top-mast discovered iand. On
the 17th, we came in full View of a great Island or Continent (for
we knew not whether) on the South Side whereof was a small Neck of
Land jutting out into the Sea, and a Creek too shallow to hold a
Ship of above one hundred Tons. We cast Anchor within a League of
this Creek, and our Captain sent a Dozen of his Men well armed in
the Long-Boat, with Vessels for Water, if any could be found. I
desired his Leave to go with them, that I might fee the Country,
and make what Discoveries I coul..
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