Thomas Crawford's Diary, 1825

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“Today being the Greenock Fair day”

Entry for 07/07/1825

Thursday 7th July. Latitude 8.30 north I was wakened this morning at day break with the noise of the Sailors hauling the sails, & the rain falling upon the deck, went on deck to assist in preserving the rain from the awning. The Lightning was very bright & the Thunder very loud. During the day we had little wind. Towards the night we experienced a heavy squal which increased & carried away the earlier fastening of one of the mizzen sails. I did not forget to drink my Father’s health and all the family in a tumbler of brandy toddy being the Greenock fair day; & gave Capt. Crear & Mr. McLachlan a snuff out of my [?].