Thomas Crawford's Diary, 1825

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“Two men about the helm”

Entry for 14/09/1825

Wednesday 14th. The wind aft, and the weather beautiful; the ship rolling very much on account of the heavy sea, which in general runs high here. In [?], when there is no wind whatever & the sails flapping against the masts, the ship rolls so much, that we cannot stand on deck without the hold of a rope. In that last Gale, there were two men about the helm (wheel) one was at the wheel, & the other with a tackle attached to the tiller, to asist the one at the wheel, with a rope tied round his waist. Lat: 44.52 Lon: 89.40. 2485 miles.