|Remarks in the Channel.|
|N76°E||80||49°..46′||5°..58′||6°..04′||"||37°..07′||69||Thick Foggy Wr.|
60 After running 17 Miles East Sounded at 5 OClock PM 60 fms. Light coloured fine Sand and reddish Specks.
59 After running 3 Leags. to 8 PM Sounded 59 fms. light reddish fine Shelly sand a little coarser than the former Soundings.
Thus far an East Course as yesterday.
54 After running EbN 14 Miles Sounded 54 fms. reddish Shelly Sand with some fine fibrous parts of Weed and Coral.
47 After running NEbE½E 14 Miles Sounded at 8 AM 47 fms. Coarse Shelly Soundings with some rotten Stone, one piece as large as the end of my finger.
I now considered we were abreast of the Lizard. Latitude in 49°..38′N by Acct.
At 9h Spoke Nichs. Symons a St. Maries fisherman, bought Mackrel 15 for a Spanish Dollar. He assured us the Lizard bore NNW 7 Leagues.
43 After running 14 Miles to Noon Sounded 43 fms. coarse Shelly Sand I thought 43 fms. was too little depth but I found the Line was justly marked.
|Lizard by L&DR N71°E 11 Leagues.|
By my estimation from Sound'gs NNE 4 Leagues.
By the Shore Boat NW 7 Leagues.
|Saturday||13th||Wly||36°..57′||70||PM Thick Foggy Wr. Captain very much frightened. AM Clear Wr. affraid to make the Land.|
From Noon to 4 PM Steered EbN 14 Miles. Soundings 43 fms. fine light coloured Sand and very large pieces of Scollop Shells. 42 fms. Shelly Sand and small pieces Scollop Shells. From 4 to 8 PM E¾N 15 Miles. Sound'gs 42 fms. fine Sand light reddish colour. 39 fms. fine light coloured Sand and some small Shells. From 8 P.M. to 12 PM EbN 12 Miles Sound'gs 35 & 36 fms. Shelly Sand. From Midnight to 4 AM EbN 8 Miles Sound'gs 38½ fms. coarse Shelly Sand and 39 fms. Do. Soundings with a few bits of Rotten Stone in it, a sign of being abreast or Portland. From 4 AM to 8 AM EbN 12 Miles and NEbE 2 Miles. Soundings 35 and 38 fms. At 9½h Saw Portland Bearing NW½N 8 Leags. distant. At Noon The Bill NWbW¾W 10 Leags.
|Sunday PM or Saturday Afternoon by Civil Account I got an Isle of White [Wight] Boat and left the Packet, at Midnight got to the George in Portsmouth and on Sunday 10 O'Clock in the forenoon 14th March took post Chaise for Town where I arrived that Night.|