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The Board of Longitude employed William Gooch, a 21-year-old astronomer, to make maps of the north-west coast of America. William recorded his experiences of different cultures in lively first-hand accounts.
William Gooch was employed by the Board of Longitude to make better charts (sea maps) of the north-west coast of America. The Board tried to improve navigation at sea so that ships could travel more safely.