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bank. I concluded this from seeing their boats and bundles of
reeds, which they used instead of boats when the number of
the latter were insufficient for a quick crossing.

Here we observed high tide at 33 minutes past midnight,
finding it to be eight feet, four inches. On the next day,
we found the midday height, on which we calculated the latitude
of the cape to be 38° 2' 29" N and the declination of
the compass, 13° 59' E.

At 12:30 we left this cape for a second time and rowed to
measure the depth at the opposite cape. There we found the depth at the southern shore to be seven sazhens, in the middle,
14, and toward the north again, seven. From here we took
angles and went to the closest small island, near which we
cast anchor to measure the current and found that it reached
three and a half knots. Here we shot two seals. Remaining
there overnight, we went to the peninsula and the shore
and seeing on it an immense herd of wild deer, the captain,
wishing to obtain deer meat for the crew, ordered four men,
who were the best shots, to be put ashore, and ourselves to
go to the isthmus connecting the peninsula with the shore to
drive the deer toward the shooters left behind. The four men
were ordered to hide under a rock right near the edge of the
water until the given signal, that is, a shot from the falconet.
Going ashore, we linked both sides of the shore with a chain
of shooters, and advancing toward the prey, gave the signal

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