1778 – A voyage to California: Jean-Dominique Cassini

A voyage to California: to observe the transit of Venus By Jean Chappe d’Auteroche (abbé), Jean-Dominique Cassini, José Antonio de Alzate y Ramírez. 1778

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We had steered toward the Red-hat till noon, the winds not permitting us to bear more to the west, and after taking the elevation of it, we were actually going to tack about, to get more sea room, when when the wind shifted by degrees, and we made towards the island of Saint Pierre, which we discovered at six. Our first: intention was not to anchor there that day, but considering how seldom we …

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