15th to 17th July 1833

The Schooners name has been changed into that of "Adventure", in commemoration of the Corvette employed in the former voyage with the Beagle, & likewise as being the name of one of Captain Cooks ships & therefore classical to all Surveying vessels.
All hands have been employed in getting her masts in & bringing on board her iron ballast. There is a curious little history attached to this ballast. The old Adventure having too much buried 30 tons in the Island of Guritti. The Brazilians when they were in possession, had heard of it & made great efforts to find the spot. The sepulcre was close to the well; so public a place having been chosen quite baffled the Brazilians; So that the ballast remained to be very serviceable to the young Adventure.

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