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Two weeks later, Cook altered his course, turning to the northeast. The crew cheered up, thinking they might be homeward bound, but just two days later the Resolution was once more headed south. On January 26, the ship crossed the Antarctic Circle for the third time, and three days later it penetrated to 71˚10'S (latitude 71 degrees, 10 minutes south), and longitude (as given by Kendall’s watch) 106˚54'W (106 degrees, 54 minutes west). That point remains the farthest ever reached by ship in that part of the Antarctic.

Accordingly, he changed course for New Zealand. Dusky Bay Cook’s target, however, was not Queen Charlotte Sound but Dusky Bay, which he had noted as a promising harbor on his first voyage. It was much closer, located at the southwest tip of South Island, and it is an indication of the condition of the crew that he headed there first, reaching it on March 23 (see page 7). After the rigors of the Antarctic, Dusky Bay must have seemed like paradise. Wood and fresh water were abundant and close at hand.

By June, all the provisions were on board including other experiments—carrot marmalade thought to fight scurvy, dehydrated beer, and a machine for making salt water fresh. On June 21, Cook said good-bye to his again-pregnant wife and his children. The next day, the Resolution weighed anchor and sailed for Plymouth, joining the Adventure there on July 3. ” It would be many months and there would be many adventures before anyone on board saw Old England again. 49 4 The Second Voyage, 1772–1775 James Cook’s second voyage stands as one of the most remarkable in the annals of exploration, covering almost 70,000 miles in 36 months.

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