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Historical Records of New Zealand Vol. II.

Extracts from the Journal of Thomas Edgar

Extracts from the Journal of Thomas Edgar.

Got off Admiralty Bay in the Night and at 1 in the Morning shorten'd Sail and lay by till Morning.

At daylight made Sail & soon after haul'd round Point Jackson into Charlotte Sound, at 9 in the Forenoon had got in Ship Cove where being close in Shore the Ship missed Stays under 3 Topsails. Let go our Best Bower Anchor but seeing we had not Room to bring up, pay'd out the Cable, clew'd up the Head Sails and hoisted the After Sails & back'd them which run us off Shore Stern foremost & just cleard a Point of Land that we had been in danger of falling upon. As soon as the Ship had lost her Stern way we let go another Bower Anchor—which kept us off the Shore till we got Stream Anchor & Cable out we then warp'd the Ship into a good birth & moor'd her.