Thomas Crawford's Diary, 1825

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“The wind howled through the rigging tremendously”

Entry for 16/09/1825

Friday 16th Lat: 44.38 Lon: 98.5 Encountered a heavy Gale of wind with a very heavy sea; both of which continued during the day. The seas very frequently broke upon the side & came over the ship; every sea that struck made the whole ship shake very much.The wind howled through the rigging tremendously, & when the sea struck the side of the ship you thought it would drive in her side altogether. Robert might well envy the bed of the old black horse at Hillend. distance 2085 miles which is a run of 215 in one day.