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Endeavour journal, 26 April 1771 (Series 03.884)

Notes: Page header reads: 'from the Cape of Good Hope to St Helena'
Author: Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820
Date: 26 April 1771
Series title: Series 03: The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks, 25 August 1768 - 12 July 1771
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Transcript: 26. Saw two Sternas, probably blown off from the Coast of Africa tho they seem little to regard the ship but flew towards the sea. In the even Dr Solander and several more heard a noise rumbling like distant thunder which was in general supposd to be a gun from some ship not in sight; the Dr however thought that its duration was considerably Longer than that of a gun fird in the open Sea where there is no Eccho.