Viewing page 18 of 100
It looks like you're using a mobile device. We recommend using a physical keyboard for transcription entry.
30 For supper devoured that big [[red underlined]] 5 lb. [[strikethrough]] Lobs [[/strikethrough]] Crawfish [[/red underlined]] Excellent! and now prepared for mosquitoes! Put on a rough duck sailor suit and my high rubber boots also keep mosquito veil ready. But the brisk S.W. wind seems to make all these precautions unnecessary. Jan 4. Last night wind shifted to North and instead of mosquitoes we got a [[red underlined]] Northern gale [[/red underlined]] which kept us dancing all night and kept the rigging whistling. There is no going ahead in this gale in waters where we never have been before. Thermometer at [[red underlined]] 8 A.M is only 55° F [[/red underlined]] and I put my winter under- [[end page]] [[start page]] 31 wear on. [red underlined]] Feels more like a Northern climate [[/red underlined]] today. After breakfast we lifted anchor and found shelter against Northern Wind by dropping anchor near Northern shore. Afterwards went out trolling with the dinghy (lead squid) and soon caught a [[red underlined]] 24" snapper. [[/red underlined]] Sunset a fiery red looks more like a winter sunset on the Hudson Excellent supper boiled fish & potatoes. Temperature [[red underlined]] 55° F. [[/red underlined]] Barometer 30.2." Expect resumption of storm tomorrow - [[underlined]] Jan 5. [[/underlined]] (Sunday) Gray sky and cold weather. Northern still blowing. Temperature in my cabin is [[red underlined]] 50° F. [[/red underlined]] Up at [[strikethrough]] le [[/strikethrough]] six
Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.