. If both this position and that heading the letter from AA
to Mary Cranch, 6 July
, above, are correct, the Active
had by 10 July sailed northwest to a position about 200 miles north, and 100 miles
west of its position on 6 July. This could have happened if the ship was taking a
long tack in the face of steady winds from the northeast.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2017.