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Entries for January, 1773-01-01 - 1773-01-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/56: 39r-46v

Scope and Contents

Daily entries covering the voyage’s first Antarctic sweep. Alongside observations, Bayly records sightings of penguins, whales, and pintado and silver birds. He also records increased numbers of islands of ice, noting on 18 January that the ship was ‘incompassed [sic] with fields of ice drifting about the sea together with vast numbers of large islands’ [RGO 14/56: 43v]. On 9 January the boats were hoisted out and the men were ‘employed in picking loose pieces of ice to water the ship’ [RGO 14/56: 41r]; they did the same on 12 January and by noon had ‘a quantity sufficient to fill all the ships casks’ [RGO 14/56: 42r]. On 17 January he records that at eleven that morning the ship had crossed the Antarctic Circle [RGO 14/56: 43r]. In the entries for 23 January and the following days, Bayly records that the Resolution made repeated signals to the Adventure to keep within a distance of four miles due to poor visibility.


  • Creation: 1773-01-01 - 1773-01-31


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8 folio(s) (8 ff.) : Paper

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Original geographic information

Antarctica [subject]

Original geographic information

Southern Ocean [subject]

Finding aid date

2012-06-26 11:42:47+00:00

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