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Cook and the weather

Year: 
1996
Volume: 
16
Issue: 
1
Author(s): 
E. Brenstrum
Abstract: 

Sailing ships of the eighteenth century, such as Cook's Endeavour, depended on the weather for their movement but were at the mercy of its extreme behaviour. One of the greatest dangers for a sailing ship was to be trapped on a lee shore when wind and waved drove the ship onto the land.

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