At Yuquot near Bligh Island on 21st June 1796 the ‘Otter’ finds a Spanish patrol boat already anchored in the bay. Along with 5 others, he’s taken aboard the Spanish boat. With 6 of a 15 Spanish crew ill, the Captain needs sailors. The American Captain offloads 6 men he’s happy to hand over. Tom and 5 others are persuaded to join the Spanish expedition. Next day they sail south.
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