Catalpa log Part 2

 

Cruising On the Western Ground

 

Saturday Aug 14th

 

This day commences with fresh breeses from the W.N.W. and clear pleasant weather Ship heading N. At Sundown Shorten Sail Middle part Light breezes Latter part Strong breeses from the NE and Squally Looking weather Ship heading ESE Saw grampuses Robert Ranacker Still Sick and off duty

 

 

Sunday Aug 15th

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the NW and clear pleasant weather Steering into the Southard and Eastward at Sundown Shorten Sail and Luff to the wind heading NE by N. Middle and Latter part Strong breeses from the N.E and Squally weather Ship heading E.SE

 

 

Monday Aug 16th

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the NE and clear pleasant weather Ship heading E.S.E at Sundown Shorten Sail Middle and Latter part fresh breeses from S.W. and cloudy Squally Looking weather Steering different courses cruising Saw one Sail a whaler. Robert Ranacker Still Sick and off duty

 

Tuesday Aug 17th

 

This day commences with fresh breeses from the W and Smoky hazey weather Steering into the Eastward at Sundown Shorten Sail and Luff to the wind heading N. by W Middle and Latter part Light breeses from the NW Steering into the Eastward at 11Am picked up a yellow pine Spar 54 feet Long So Ends this day

 

Wednesday Aug 18th

 

This day commences with Light airs from the NW and clear pleasant weather Steering into the Eastward at Sundown Shorten Sail  Middle and Latter part fresh breeses from the SW and Squally Looking weather Steering E.S.E Robert Ranacker Still Sick and off duty

 

Thursday Aug 19th

 

This day commences with Strong breeses from the W.SW and cloudy Squally weather Steering ES.E at Sundown Luff to wind heading S. Middle and Latter part Strong breeses from the NE Ship heading E.S.E at 8Am Spoke and gamed the bark Rosseau Capt. Almy 5 weeks out clean Three Sail in Sight.

 

Friday Aug 20th

 

This day commences with Strong breeses from the NE and cloudy Squally weather Ship heading E.SE at Sundown Shorten Sail  Middle and Latter part much the same Saw two Sails Robert Ranacker vry Sick and off duty

 

Saturday Aug 21st

 

This day commences with fresh breeses from the ENE and cloudy weather Ship heading SE at 3pm wore Ship heading N at 5pm Spoke and gamed the bark Peru Capt. Ears 4 months out. 130 barrels at Sundown Shorten Sail Middle and Latter part much the Same at 10Am Saw a Ship to windward whaling working to windward but Saw nothing Four Sails in Sight.

 

Sunday Aug 22d

 

This day commences with moderate breeses from the NE and pleasant weather Still working to the windward Saw two Ships with their boats down but we Saw nothing of the whales At quarter of Six Pm Robert Ranacker boat Steerer died died of the consumption  At 7:30 pm Spoke and gamed the bark Hadley Capt. Cleavland 60 barrels this Season Middle and Latter part much the Same At 9Am buried the boatsteerer that died

 

Monday Aug 23d

 

This day commences with moderate breeses from the E and clear pleasant weather Ship heading S.SE[.] At 6pm Spoke and gam[m]ed the bark General Scott Capt. Robbins head Just taken two Small whales[.] Middle and Latter part much the Same Steering  on both tacks cruising[.] Employed in getting a foremast or foreyard out of Stick we picked up[.]

 

 

Tuesday Aug 24th

 

This day commences with cloudy overcast weather and fresh breeses from the E. Ship heading N.N.E. At Sundown Shorten Sail and wore Ship heading S.S.E. Middle and Latter part much the Same[.] At 8Am Saw Small white waters thought they was whales but had a heavy Squall of wind and rain and Saw no more of it[.]

 

Wednesday Aug 25th

 

This day commences with calms and clear weather gam[m]ing with the General Scott. At 7 pm Light breeses from the E.S.E Ship heading S. At Sundown Shorten Sail[.] Middle and Latter part much the Same[.] At 6:30 Am raised a Lone whale[.] At 7 Am Lowered all three boats[.] General Scott in Sight and She Lowered three boats[.] [A]greed to mate with her[.]  At 9 Am Struck to Larboard boat and killed him took him along Side of the General Scott. A boats crew and Capt[ai]n and mate went on board to help to cut and the Catalpa went off cruising heading on both tacks cruising[.]

 

Thursday Aug 26th

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the S.S. E and clear pleasant weather heading on both tacks cruising[.] [A]t 8:30 pm Capt[ai]n and mate and boats crew came on board and Shorten Sail for the night. Ship heading E. Middle and Latter part much the Same[.] At 5 Am the Capt[ai]n went on board of the General Scott and Sent the boat back[.]

 

 

Friday Aug 27th

 

This day commences with calms and clear pleasant weather. At 1 pm the mate and boat crew went on board of the General Scott to help cut. At 8 pm Capt[ai]n mate and boat crew came on board[.] Middle and Latter part Light airs and calm[.] At 6.30 Am raised whales[.] At 7 Am Lowered for them going quite quick into Eastward[.] At 11.30 Am Struck and killed to Larboard boat. Ship out of Sight. So Ends this day[.]

 

 

Saturday Aug 28th

 

This day commences with Light airs and calms from the SW and clear pleasant weather Ship Steering into the SE after the boats[.] At 6 pm took the whale along side[.] At 7 pm got Supper and Set the watches for the night. Middle part much the Same[.] Latter part Light breeses from the S.S.W. At 5 Am hook onto cut. At 11 Am finished cutting[.] [T]hree whalers in Sight.  One of them had her boats down[.] So Ends[.]

 

Sunday Aug 29th

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the S.S.W and clear pleasant weather Steering different courses cruising[.] Employed in getting ready boil[.] At 5 pm Started the works[.] At Sundown Shorten Sail the General Scott in Sight. Middle and Latter part Strong breeses from the SW. Ship heading on both tacks cruising[.] [T]hree sails in Sight. So End this day aboiling[.]

 

 

Monday Aug 30th

 

This day commences with fresh breeses from the SW and Smoky weather Ship heading S.S.E[.] At 3 pm Spoke and gam[m]ed the General Scott[.] The whale that we mated with together made 130 barrels[.] Middle and Latter part much the Same[.] At 12 noon finished boiling[.] Made about 40 barrels[.]

 

 

Tuesday Aug 31st

 

This day commences with Strong breeses from the W. Clear pleasant weather Ship heading S.S.W. At 4 pm wore Ship heading N.N.W. Middle and Latter part much the Same[.] Ship heading the Same[.]

 

Wednesday Sept. 1st

 

This day commences with Strong breeses from the SW and Smoky weather Ship heading W.S.W. At 4 pm Spoke and gam[m]ed the bark Sarah R. Hale Capt. Slocum 90 barrels this Season[.] Middle and Latter part much the Same heading on both tacks cruising[.] [T]hree Sails in Sight.

 

Thursday Sept. 2d

 

This day commences with fresh breeses from the W.S.W. and Smoky hazey weather heading NW. At 5 pm Spoke and gam[m]ed the bark Wave and brig Eunice H. Adams[.] Each had taken 40 barrels this Season. Middle and Latter part much the Same Except a few rain Squalls heading out both tacks cruising[.] [T]hree whalers in Sight.

 

Friday Sept. 3d

 

This day commences with Light variables wind and Smoky Squally Looking weather Ship heading into the Southard and westward[.] At Sundown Shorten Sail Ship heading SW. Middle and Latter part much the Same[.] Employed in Stowing down[.] [T]hree Sail in Sight. So Ends this day.

 

 

Saturday Sept. 4th

 

This day commences with calms and clear pleasant weather[.] Middle and Latter part Light breeses from the WNW Ship heading SW[.] [T]hree Sail in Sight. So Ends this day..

 

 

Sunday Sept. 5th

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the NW and clear pleasant weather Ship heading NNE[.] At 5 pm Lowered for blackfish[.] At 6.30 pm boats came on board[.] At 7 pm Spoke and gam[m]ed the bark E. B. Phillips Capt. Francis[.] Middle and Latter part Light airs and calm Ship heading into the SW[.] Saw three Sails whalers[.] So Ends this day[.]

 

Monday Sept. 6th

This day commences with Light breeses from the W. and clear pleasant weather Ship heading N.N.W. At 5 pm Spoke and gam[m]ed the bark Draco Capt. Peaks two months out. Eighty barrels[.] Middle and Latter part much the Same[.] Ship heading on both tacks cruising[.]

 

Tuesday Sept. 7th

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the NW and clear pleasant weather Steering NE. by E[.] At Sundown Shorten Sail and Luff to the wind heading N.N.E. Middle and Latter part much the Same Steering different courses cruising[.] Saw grampuses[.]

 

 

Wednesday Sept. 8th

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the N. and clear pleasant weather Ship heading into the No[r]thard and Eastward[.] At Sundown Shorten Sail[.] Middle and Latter part Light breeses from the NW heading on both tacks cruising[.] Employed in Scraping the yard[.] Saw grampuses[.]

 

 

Thursday Sept. 9th

 

This day commences with Light airs and calm from the S.S.E. and clear pleasant weather Ship heading different ways[.] Saw a Ship to the  windward with her boats down[.] [A]t  Sundown Shorten Sail heading E. Middle and Latter part Light breeses from the SW. Ship heading on both tacks cruising[.] One Sail in Sight. Saw Nothing[.]

 

Friday Sept. 10th

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the SW and clear pleasant weather Steering into the No[r]thard and Eastward[.] At 3 pm Spoke and gam[m]ed the bark Draco[.] At Sundown Shorten Sail and Luff to the wind heading W.S.W. Middle and Latter part fresh breeses and cloudy weather[.] At 7 Am wore Ship heading S.SE[.] [T]hree Sail in Sight.

 

 

Saturday Sept. 11th

 

This day commences with Strong breeses from the SW and cloudy overcast weather Ship heading S.S.E. At 4 pm Spoke and gam[m]ed with the bark General Scott and [D]raco. At Sundown Shorten Sail heading NW. by N. Middle part and Light breeses and clear pleasant weather. Latter part much the Same heading NW. by N. [T]wo Sails in Sight. Saw grampuses[.] So Ends this day[.]

 

 

Sunday Sept. 12th

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the SW by W. and cloudy overcast weather Ship heading NW. by W[.] At Sundown Shorten Sail[.] Middle and Latter part calm and clear pleasant weather[.] [T]wo Sail in Sight. So Ends this day[.]

 

Monday Sept. 13th

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the NE. by E and clear pleasant weather Ship heading N. by W. At Sundown Shorten Sail and tacked heading SE. by E[.] Middle and Latter part Light airs from the N.N.W. Ship heading into the Eastward[.] [A]t 10 Am Spoke and gam[m]ed the bark Peru Ears. 180 barrels this Season. [T]wo Sail in Sight. Saw grampuses[.]

 

Tuesday Sept. 14th

 

This day commences with Light airs and calms from the N.N.E. and clear pleasant weather Ship heading into the Eastward[.] Still gam[m]ing with the Peru[.] At Sundown Shorten Sail[.] Middle part much the Same[.] Latter part Strong breeses from the E and cloudy weather Ship heading S.S.E. At 10 Am, tack heading N.N.E[.]

 

Wednesday Sept. 15th

 

This day commences with Strong breeses from the E. And Squally rainy weather  Ship heading N.N.E. At 4 pm Shorten Sail Ship under whole maintopsail  And Lower fore topsail Middle And Latter part  Much the Same but the wind Still hauling into the Eastward

 

Thursday Sept. 16th

 

This day commences with Strong breeses from the SE. And Squally rainy weather  Ship heading EN.E. At 4  pm  Spoke and gam[m]ed the bark pacific Capt. Borden 23 1/2 months out with- 13 hundred Sperm Middle part. Much the Same Latter part. More moderate wind hauling into the Southard Ship heading into the Southard And Eastward One Sail in Sight. Saw-piece of Squid So Ends this day

 

 

Friday Sept. 17th

 

This day commences with fresh breeses from the Southard And the wind Still hauling around with Cloudy Smoky weather Ship heading E.S.E. at Sundown Shorten Sail Ship heading S. by E. Middle And Latter part. fresh breeses from the SW And Smoky hazey weather Ship heading S. by E.

 

Saturday Sept. 18th

This day commences with fresh breeses from W.S.W And gradualy hauling into the westward And Cloudey Smoky weather At 5 pm heading SW. At. Sundown Shorten Sail And wore Ship heading N. by W. Middle And Latter part. Moderate breeses from the W.N.W. And Squally rainy weather Ship Ship heading On both tacks Cruising At 10  Am Spoke and gam[m[ed the bark Janet Gartland [4.50 barrels  Sperm Oil this season

 

Sunday Sept 19th

 

This day commences with fresh breeses from the WN.W. And cloudy weather And Occasionialy Light Squalls of rain Ship heading SW. Still gaming with the Janet At Sundown Shorten Sail two Sail in Sight. Middle And Latter part. Much the Same at 9 Am raised white waters A ship heading N. At 11 Am made them Out. to be Sperm whales At. 11.30 Am Lowered At. 12 Noon Struck And Killed to Larboard and waist boat. So Ends fast to Whales

 

Monday Sept. 20th

 

This day commences with fresh breeses from the W.N.W. And Cloudy Squally weather Ship working to the windward After the boats At. 6 pm took the Larboard boat, whale And then run off to Leeward after the waist boats whale took him alongside At 9pm then got Supper. And Set the watches for the Night. Ship heading SW. Middle And Latter part. Much the Same At. 5  Am. Called All hands but Squally And rainy And heavy Swell Concluded Not to hook on At 6 Am More Moderate hooked onto the Small whale and Cut him in So End this day cutting

 

 

Tuesday Sept. 21st

 

This day commences with Strong breeses from the W.N.W And bad Looking weather At 2 pm finished Cutting the whale but. Concluded to Let the Other One Lay Employed in Clearing Up the decks and getting ready to Cut the Other One in the morning Ship heading SW Middle And Latter part blowing A gale And heavy Squall of wind And rain with the wind from the NW And A very heavy Swell A run[n[ing  Laying to under Lower Maintopsai[l[ Ship heading W.S.W

 

Wednesday Sept. 22.

 

This day commences with a gale of wind from the N.N.W. And cloudy Squally Looking weather Ship heading W. Middle and Latter part. Much the Same At. 5 Am hook On to the whale to cut. At. 10  Am finished Cutting the body Cut. the head Square off And Let it Lay along Side to[o] rugged to take it. At 11 Am Started the works So Ends this day

Thursday Sept. 23rd

 

This day commenced with Strong breeses from the N.N.W. And clear weather Ship heading w. Employed in Cutting up blubber. At Sundown hauled aback Middle And Latter part. More Moderate with the wind to the No[r]thard At 8 Am hooked On to the head Saved the case At 9 am wore Ship heading E by N. Still boiling

 

Friday Sept. 24th

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the N. And clear pleasant weather Ship heading E. by N. At Sundown Shorten Sail At 7 pm finished boiling Made about 25 barrels Middle And Latter part Light Airs and calm One Sail inSight.

 

Saturday Sept. 25th

 

This day commences with Light Airs And Calms from the E. And Clear pleasant weather Ship heading into the Northard At Sundown Shorten Sail Middle And Latter part Calm Employed in Stowing down At 12 noon finished So Ends this day

 

Sunday Sept. 26th

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the N. and clear pleasant weather Ship heading EN.E At Sundown Shorten Sail Middle part. Much the Same Latter part fresh breeses from the Eastward Ship heading N. On the Starboard tack At 7 Am kept her off N.N.W.

 

Monday Sept. 27th

 

This day commences with fresh breeses from the Eastward And Cloudy weather Ship Steering N.N.W. At Sundown Shorten Sail And Rept. her N. by W. Middle And Latter part Much the Same Steering the Same Employed in Mending foretopsail

 

Tuesday Sept. 28th

 

This day commences with fresh breeses from the Eastward And dark Cloudy weather Ship heading NE by N. At Sundown Shorten Sail Middle And Latter part. Light breeses And Occasionally Light Squalls of rain Employed in mending foresail Steering different. Courses cruising

 

Wednesday Sept. 29th

 

This day commences with Light breeses And Squally rainy weather from the Eastward Steering into the Southard and westward At Sundown Shorten Sail Ship heading SE by S Middle And Latter part Light breeses from the S. And clear pleasant weather Ship heading into the westward Employed in Mending foresail Saw two Sail merchant men

 

Thursday Sept. 30th

 

This day commences with Light variables wind from the Southard And westward And clear pleasant weather Ship heading into the westward Sundown Shorten Sail And tack heading SE middl[e] part Much the Same Latter part Light breeses from the
W.S.W Ship heading S.at 8Am kept her off SE Employed in Mending flying jib Saw One Sail Merchantman

 

 

Friday Oct. 1st

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the SW. And clear pleasant weather Steering SE At Sundown Shorten Sail Middle And Latter part. Much the Same Steering the Same four Sail in Sight Merchantmen Saw blackfish and porpoises So Ends

 

Saturday Oct. 2d

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the SW. And clear pleasant weather Steering into the Eastward At 2 pm Lowered a boat. And went aboard of a Merchantmen which proved to be [F]renchmen from Rio bound to Havre So no news from the States At Sundown Shorten Sail Middle and Latter Light breeses from NW Ship heading W.S.W At 7 Am kept  her off ENE

 

Sunday Oct. 3d

 

This day commences with Light breeses from NW. And clear pleasant weather Steering E.N.E At Sundown Shorten Sail and Luff to the wind heading N.N.E Middle part. Much the Same Latter part. Calms

 

 

Monday Oct. 4th

 

This day commences with Calms and clear pleasant weather Middle part Light And variables winds Ship Steering into the NE Latter part Calm. Employed in Scraping the Mast

 

Tuesday Oct. 5th

 

This day Commences with Light breeses from the N.E And pleasant weather Ship heading N.N.W.  At Sundown took in the Light Sails wind gradually hauling into the Eastward At 7 pm heading N.N.E Middle And Latter part blowing heavy from the E.N.E And Squalls of rain Ship under two Lower topsails And foresail heading from N. to N by E At 7 Am furl the foresail

 

Wednesday Oct. 6th

 

This day Commences with a gale of wind from the E.NE And cloudy Squally weather Ship heading from N. to N by E At 4 pm Spoke the bark Ospray Middle And Latter part  Much the Same three Sails in Sight. Merchantmen

 

 

Thursday Oct. 7th

 

This day commences with Strong breeses from the E. And hazy Cloudy Squally Looking weather Ship heading N.N.E At 1 pm wore Ship heading S.SE five Sails in Sight.Merchantmen At 4 pm Exchange longitude with the [Bark?]  Josephine of New York And we differed One degree At Sundown Shorten Sail Middle part. Wind hauled More wore Ship heading NE. by N. Latter part wind from the Eastward And more moderate And Rain Squalls At 6 Am wore Ship And Made all Sail Ship heading from SE to S.SE At 11 Am wind breezes And [-]  in the Sight. Sails So Ends this day Saw a Steamer

 

Friday Oct. 8th

 

This day commences with Strong breeses from the NE. And E.N.E And Squally weather Ship heading from SE. to E.S.E. Middle And Latter part. Much the Same So Ends this day Ship Under two Lower topsails And foresail

 

 

Saturday Oct. 9th

 

This day commences with heavy breeses from the E. And Cloudy weather Ship heading S.S.E Middle part. Wind hauled into the E.S.E At 10 pm wore Ship heading NE. Latter part. Much the Same Ship heading the Same One Sail in Sight

 

Sunday Oct. 10th

 

This day commences with Strong breeses from the E.S. E And Smoky hazey weather Ship heading NE Middle And Latter part. More Moderate with the wind from the SE. Ship heading N.E by E to ENE At 6 Am made all Sail So ends this day with pleasant weather two Sail in Sight

 

Monday Oct. 11th

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the E.S.E And Clear pleasant weather Ship heading from NE to NE by E Middle And Latter part. Light baffaling from the Southard And Eastward Ship heading from N to E.N.E Saw grampuses  And pieces of Squid

 

 

Tuesday Oct. 12th

 

This day commences with Light baffaling winds from the South and Eastward Ship heading from N. to E.N.E At 6 pm Light breese from S. And clear pleasant weather Steering E. by N. Middle And Latter part. Light. Airs And variables Ship Steering E by N. when She can Employed in varnishing the Mast. So Ends this day

 

Wednesday Oct. 13th

 

This day commences with Light Airs And variables And clear pleasant weather Middle And Latter part. Much the Same Saw four Sails Merchantmen

 

Thursday Oct. 14th

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the SS.W. And Clear pleasant weather Ship Steering E.SE Middle And Latter part. Much the Same At 11.30 Am raised [-]  bearing about SE by E. half E So ends this day with One Sail in Sight. A Whaler

 

Friday Oct. 15th

 

This day commences with a fresh breese from W. And Clear pleasant. Weather Steering SE. by E At 5 pm Spoke And Gam[m]ed the bark Andrew Hicks of westport. 380 barrels this Season At  Sundown Land bearing SE. by E distance about 30 miles Middle And Latter part. Much the Same At. 8 Am boat went On Ashore with the Captian So End this day Laying off And On Flores the Andrew Hicks was Laying off And On to three men Sick And off duty

 

Saturday Oct. 16th

 

This day commences with fresh breeses from the W And Clear pleasant weather Still Laying off And On to [F]lores At 1 pm boat came On board And the Cooper And two of the Men was drunk At. 2 pm She went On Shore Again with A New Crew At. 3 pm a Shore boat Came On board with Some potatoes And Onions At 5 pm Captian And boats Crew came board with Some potatoes braced forward And Stood to Sea  At 7 pm wind Shifted in a Squall to the ENE. And blowing fresh Middle and Latter Much the Same heading On both tacks working to the windward Andrew Hicks in sight to the windward

 

 

Laying Off And, On. At Flores

 

Sunday Oct. 17th

 

This day commences with fresh breeses from the E.N.E And Cloudy weather Ship Working to the windward heading On both tacks At. Sundown the Land About 15 Miles distance off Middle And Latter part. Strong breeses from the N. And cloudy Squally weather Ship heading On both tacks Laying in between Corvo And [F]lores Andrew Hicks Still in Sight.

 

Monday Oct. 18th

 

This day commences with Strong breeses from the N. And cloudy Squally weather Ship heading On both tacks working to the windward between Corvo And flores middle and Latter part blowing Strong and heavy Squalls with rain heading On both tacks working to the windward between Corvo And flores

 

 

Tuesday Oct. 19th

 

This day commences with Strong breeses from the N. And Cloudy Squally Looking Weather heading On both tacks Working to the windward between Corvo And [F]lores Middle And Latter part blowing A gale from the N. to NW. And heavy Squally wind and rain Ship On the Starboard tack heading from W.S. W to W.N.W Laying to under Lower maintopsail At. 10 am Saw flores bearing NW, So Ends this day

 

Wednesday Oct. 20th

 

This day commences with Strong heavy breeses from N. to N.NW And Cloudy Squally Looking weather Ship heading from W. to w by N. At. 3 pm More Moderate Set the upper fore and Main topsails Jib And Sparker At Sundown Saw the Land bearing N. by W. Middle And Latter part. More moderate working Up towards the Land At 8 pm [Calculad?]  we was off the South End off flores At. 8 Am Captian took a boat and crew And Started for point Del garde Ship heading along the Land twoards point. Del. gardo At 12 Noon Saw the Andrew Hicks Steering off twoards [F]ayall

 

 

Thursday Oct. 21st

 

This day commences with Light airs and variables and cloudy bad Looking weather working twoards point Del Gardo At. Sundown right off Santa Cruze At 7 pm Capt. came off from Shore And boats Crew kept her off SE. Middle And Latter fresh breeses from the W. And Clear pleasant weather Steering SE Employed in washing Ship

 

Friday Oct. 22d

 

This day commenced with Light breeses from the W And Clear pleasant weather Steering SE At 2 pm Luff to the wind heading S by W. At. 2-30 pm Saw Land One bearing S. At Sundown the Land about ten miles off Middle part Much the Same Laying off And On the Island Latter part. Strong breeses At 7 Am kept her off down t[ow]ards the town At 9 Am Lowered  a boat and the Captian went On Shore At 11 Am boat came off with the Letters Ship Laying off And On the town

 

Saturday Oct. 23d

 

This day commences with Strong heavy breeses from the W. and Cloudy Squally rainy weather Ship Laying off and on the town At 4 pm Lowered a boat to go Ashore After the Captian but it blew So She could not Get Ashore At 5 pm took her along Side and twisted her up And kept the Ship off and run Out of passage to the Leeward of the Island At 6 pm Luff to heading N.N.W. it blowing a gale Middle And Latter part. Shore breeses Employed in working up to the town So Ends this day working up between [P]ico And [F]ayal four men Sick And off duty

 

Sunday Oct, 24th

 

This day commences with Strong breeses from the W. And Cloudy Squally weather working Up between [P]ico and [F]ayal At 2 pm off Abreast of the town And the Captian Came [off] And we concluded to come to And Anchor. got the Chains Up And bent them And got the Anchors off the bows At 5 pm came to Anchor in fayal Middle And Latter part. Blowing Strong Employed in Mooring Ship At 3Am finished Mooring So Ends this day with bad weather

 

 

Monday Oct. 25th

 

This day commences with Strong heavy breeses from the W.S.W. And cloudy Squally weather Middle And Latter part fresh breeses from the W. Employed in getting ready for to break out our oil At 11 Am Carried four Sick men Ashore Left 2 to the Hospital One to a boarding House And One came On board

Tuesday Oct. 26th

 

This day commences with fresh breeses from the W. And Clear pleasant weather Middle And Latter part. Light breeses Employed in breaking Out Oil at 12 noon finished got Out 165 barrels the Osprey Stafford and Janus Are Laying here

 

Wednesday Oct. 27th

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the W. And Clear pleasant weather Employed in coopering And filling Cask At. 4 pm finished Middle and Latter part. Strong breeses Employed in Stowing off the Ground [-]  and filling with Salt water Our Oil Still On deck.

 

Thursday Oct. 28th

 

This day commences with Strong breeses from the SW. And cloudy weather Employed in filling the Ground [-]  with Salt Water At 5 pm finished Middle And Latter part. Much the Same at 7 Am Lighter Came along Side And took Our oil on Shore Employed in breaking out the bread And flour And coopering it.

 

Friday Oct. 29th

 

This day commences with fresh breeses from the SW And Clear weather Employed in breaking Out the bread And flour And coopering it. At 4 pm finished Middle And Latter part. Much the Same At 7 Am Sent One watch Ashore On Liberty

 

Saturday Oct. 30th

 

This day commences with Moderate breeses from the SW And clear pleasant weather watch Still On ashore Middle and Latter part. Much the Same At 7 Am All of the watch Came Onboard Except two men Henry Paine And Edward F Gleason At 8Am the Other

watch On Shore

 

 

 

Sunday Oct. 31st

 

This day commences with Strong breeses from the S. And thick cloudy weather And Occasionaly Light Squalls of rain watch Still ashore Middle and Latter part. Much the Same At 8 Am watch Came Onboard Except the third Mate George E Bolles and One Boatsteerer Caleb Cushing And three Men Cyrus S Hill [-] [-] And Robert Ceil At 9 Am Sent the Other watch On Shore Henry D Paine And Edward F. Gleason Still absent.

 

Monday Nov. 1st

 

This day commences with Strong heavy breeses from the S. and thick Cloudy weather watch Still On Ashore Middle part. Much the Same Latter part. More moderate At. 7 Am watch Came On board At 8 Am Sent the Other watch On Shore all of the Above Me[n]tioned men Still absent

 

Tuesday Nov 2d

 

This day commences with Strong heavy breeses from the W And clear pleasant weather watch Still On Shore Middle And Latter part. Light breeses At. 7 Am All the watch Came off All of the Above mention[ed] men Still Absent

 

Wednesday Nov 3d

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the W. And Clear pleasant weather Middle and Latter part. Much the Same took On board Some water A few Sails pumpkin And Some potatoes All of the above mentioned men Still Absent

 

Thursday Nov 4th

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the SW And clear pleasant weather, Middle and Latter part. Cloudy driz[z]ley weather All of the Above Mentioned men] Still Absent heard that, two of them had been caught.

 

Friday, Nov 5th

This day commences with Light breeses from the SW And clear pleasant weather Middle And Latter part. Much the Same

 

 

Saturday Nov 6th

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the SW. And clear pleasant weather Middle And Latter part. Much the Same Got One of Our Men that Come back Henry D. paine and got four more from Shore Employed in getting ready for Seal  At 12 Noon have Short And ready for Sea disckarded three Men While in port Joseph Rosemond Mopsey Malay And Sunper Malay Ship[p]ed a man by the name of Antone Silva for third mate

 

Sunday Nov. 7th

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the SSW. And Clear pleasant weather At 1 pm two of the Men that run away And was caught Came On board [-]  S Hill and John Cocking At 3 pm Slip Our Mooring And went to Sea At 5.30 pm Captian came On board Ship working to the windward between [P]ico and [F]ayal Middle And Latter part fresh breeses from the SW. And thick drizzley weather run] but of the passage between [P]ico and [F]ayal And Luff to heading W. N. W. At 7 AM took the Anchors On the bow and Lashed them and Stowed the Chains below heading On both tacks working to the windward So Ends this day

 

Monday Nov. 8th

 

This day commences with fresh breeses from the SW. And Cloudy Overcast weather heading On both tacks working to the windward Middle and Latter part. Strong breeses And Squally rainy weather heading On both tacks working to the Windward So Ends this day

 

Tuesday Nov 9th

 

This day commences with Strong breeses from the W.S.W And cloudy Squallly weather Ship On the wind On the Starboard tack heading S to S by W. Middle part. Strong breeses from the NW. Steering SW by W. Latter part. Much the Same untill 11 Am then the wind hauled to the W.S.W. Ship heading S.

 

Wednesday Nov. 10th

 

This day commences with Strong breeses for the W.S.W. And Smoky hazey weather Ship heading S. At 2 pm kept her of SE Middle And Latter part. Much the Same Steering into the Southard and Eastward

 

Thursday Nov. 11th

 

This day commences with Strong breeses from the NW. And Smoky hazey weather Steering SE.at 2 pm kept her SE by S. Middle And Latter part. Strong breeses from the SSW. Ship heading SE to SE. by S

 

Friday Nov. 12th

 

This day commences with Strong breeses from the s.S.W. And Smoky hazey weather Ship heading from SE. to SE by S. Middle And Latter part. Much the Same heading from SE to SE by E. Saw two Sails Merchantmen

 

Saturday November 13th

 

This day commences with Strong heavy breeses from the SSW And Smoky hazey weather Ship heading SE. to SE. by E At 4pm wore from W to W by N. Middle part. Light Airs And Calm Latter part.Light. breeses from the NE And clear pleasant weather Steering S by W Saw two Sails Merchantman

 

Sunday Nov 14th

 

This day commences with fresh breeses from the NE and Clear pleasant. Weather Steering S. by W Middle And Latter part. Light Airs And Calm heading into the southard And Eastward Saw two Sails merchantmen

 

Monday Nov 15th

 

This day commences with Light Airs from the NE. And Clear pleasant weather Steering into the southard And Eastward Middle And Latter part. Much the Same Steering About the Same Saw Sulphur bottoms And Several Sails

 

Tuesday Nov 16th

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the NE And clear pleasant weather Steering into the Southard And Eastward Middle and Latter part fresh breeses At. 12 Mid Night Saw the Land And Shorten Sail At. 6 Am Made it Out that it was Madeira At 6-40 Am kept her off S by W So Ends this day

 

Wednesday Nov 17th

 

This day commences Light breeses from the SE. by E And Clear pleasant weather heading S. by W At 4 pm the wind breesed Up fresh from the E. Steering S. by E Middle And Latter part. Much the Same At 12 Midnight kept her S. So Ends this day

 

Thursday Nov 18th

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the E. And Smoky hazey weather Ship On the wind heading SSE At. 4 pm Saw [T]eneriff bearing] About S by E. About Sixty miles off middle And Latter part. Much the Same heading On both tacks working In the windward twoards the NE. point.

 

Friday Nov. 19th

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the E. and clear pleasant weather Ship heading S.S.E At 2 pm tacked heading N.N.E Middle part. Much the Same Latter part fresh breeses from the SE Ship heading EN.E. At 12 noon tacked heading S.S.W

 

Saturday Nov. 20th

 

This day commences with fresh breeses from the SE. And gra[du]ally hauling to the Eastward with Smoky heazy weather Ship heading S by W. At 7 pm heading S. by E. Middle part wind more from the Eastward heading SE by S to S.S.E. Latter part Fresh breeses from the ESE heading from S. to S by E At. 6 Am Saw the Land about two points off the Leebow So Ends this day

 

Sunday Nov 21st

 

This day commences with Light breeses from the E.S.E And clear pleasant weather Ship heading S. On the wind try to get by the point. Of Land At 2 pm kept her off for the town At 5pm came to Anchor off San. Cruz in 20 fathoms of water give her 45 fathoms of chain and furl the Sails the bark Stafford was just agoing Out from here Middle And Latter part Much the Same

 

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