Cook's Second Voyage


Cook returned to the Southern Seas to resume his search for the Southern Continent and also to test out a Chronometer in order to be able to plot accurate longitude coordinates. He sailed further south than any mariner had yet achieved and still not had found the elusive continent. He did find many isolated islands and accurately recorded their positions. He was accompanied by Captain Furneaux who made his own recordings and became separated from Cook later on in the expedition.


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