In the second of two main mistakes on Cook’s map of New Zealand, Stewart Island is recorded as a possible peninsula. In fact, Cook thought there probably was a passage between what he mapped as South-west Bay and South-east Bay, and left his chart incomplete. Foveaux Strait was first discovered when an American sealing ship sailed through it in 1804.
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