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[[underline]] near breakers. [[/underline]] Quite some shaking up as we missed first buoy, but boat stood the shock. Then slowly [[underline]] found our way in dark thru rain and wind [[/underline]] to wharf at [[underline]] Southport, N.C [[/underline]] where we tied up at 7 P.M. Very very tired. Smelly rough fishing port.

[[underline]] Oct 30 [[/underline]] Quiet night. But NE still blowing and threatening weather. Sent telegram to George. Utilized the day to begin writing article on [[underlined]] bakelite for [[strikethrough]] Encycol [[/strikethrough]] Encyclopedia Brittanica. Very cold [[/underline]] gray cloudy day [[strikethrough]] Tried [[/strikethrough]] Kept warm with kerosene stove in my cabin. [[underline]] Wind howling in the rigging
Oct 31. [[/underline]] Windy stormy & [[underline]] cold, feasted [[/underlined]] on [[underline]] shrimps. [[/underline]] This is a great shrimp place.
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Fifty cents of enormous prawns kept us three fed to 2 days.
[[underline]] Second peek at article [[/underline]] on [[underline]] Bakelite for Encyclopedia Brittanica, - not to exceed 700 words! [[/underline]] and to be [[underline]] ready by Nov. 10. as promised. [[/underline]]
Afternoon went sailing on the wild Cape-Fear River in [[underline]] that lovely sail-pram. [[/underline]] Weather for tomorrow unpromising and [[underline]] George [[/underline]] sent me a [[underline]] telegram announcing many engagements within the next few days.
Nov. 1. 1925 [[/underline]] (Sunday) Gray and cloudy but some good will of the barometer makes me optimistic enough to decide Petersen to try our luck
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