Monday, February 4, 2013
Literature: From the Log Book
5 Feb. Moderate breezes inclining to the SE. Hand employed putting on chafing gear and other necessary work; carpenter variously. Lat 21 degrees 35 N, long 116 degrees 2 E. Wild Flower out of sight astern. Latter part wind SE. In all std sails. Midnight fresh breeze; in royals and staysails.
8 Feb. Fresh breezes from NE. Carrying all sail. At 7.30 PM hove to and sounded on the Macclesfield Bank in 50 fathoms; coral rock. At 8 bore away and set all std sails.
9 Feb. Fresh breezes all these 24 hours; carrying all possible sail. Lat 13 degrees 46 N, long 111 degrees 20 E.
10 Feb. Strong breezes; wind NE. Sees 2 ships going S. Carpenter finishing new jibboom. People as most requisite. Lat obs 11 degrees 23 N, long 110 degrees 43 E.
~ from the log of Captain John Mann, the clipper ship Strathmore in the South China Sea, 1857
Header: Clipper ship Flying Cloud off the Isle of Wight by James E. Buttersworth c 1859 via Wikipedia