Matavai Baie de
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The map also shows the reef surrounding Point Venus (DDD), the location of the observatory (O), and places where tide levels were recorded by Captain Cook, William Wales and William Bayly (A, B and C). Further details on the tide levels are provided in a reference table. A scale rule in furlongs is also provided.
The observations begin with a note on setting up his observatory and equipment on shore. They include observations for the going of the clocks; reductions of the rate of Watch No. 1 from comparisons with Clock (B); observations on the tides; observed azimuths and amplitudes; and observations of the depression of the magnetic needle.