The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 31 of 268
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till about six in the evening, when we stood
away to the southward and anchored at
night in six fathom water. The 6th we
would have made ready to sail, but the pilot
perceiving that the sea broke astern of us,
and that there were some shoals, it was
thought proper to continue at anchor till the
wind changed, and we accordingly stayed
there the 6th and all the 7th. The 8th, the
wind veering about, we stood out a little
to sea, to avoid those shoals, which are very
dangerous, and anchored again a league
from thence. Upon advice that the bark
La Belle had discovered a small island,
which appeared between the two points of a
bay, M. de la Salle sent a man up to the
round-top, from whence both the one and
the other were plainly to be seen, and, according
to the sea charts we had with us,
that was supposed to be the Bay of the Holy
The 9th M. de la Salle sent to view those
shoals. Those who went reported there
was a sort of bank which runs along the
coast; that they had been in one fathom
water, and discovered the little island before
mentioned, and as for the sand-bank,
there is no such thing marked down in the
charts. M. de la Salle, having examined the
reckonings, was confirmed in his opinion
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