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The next night, preceding the I7th, the
wind freshening from the N. W., and starting
up all on a sudden, drove the vessel
called La Belle upon her anchor, so that she
came foul of the bowsprit of the Aimable,
carrying away the spritsail-yard and the
spritsail-top-sail-yard; and had not they immediately
veered out the cable of the Aimable
the vessel La Belle would have been in
danger of perishing, but escaped with the
loss of her mizzen, which came by the board,
and of about a hundred fathoms of cable
and an anchor.
The I8th, the wind being fresh, we made
ready and sailed about ten in the morning,
standing N. and N. and by W., and held our
course till noon, the point of Cape St. Antony
bearing east and west with us, and
so continued steering northwest till the
19th at noon, when we found ourselves in
the latitude of 22 58' north, and in 287
Finding the wind shifting from one side
to another, we directed our course several
ways, but that which proved advantageous
to us was the fair weather, and that was a
great help, so that scarce a day.passed without
taking an observation.
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