Thomas Crawford's Diary, 1825

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“A few Cape Pigeons following the ship”

Entry for 02/08/1825

Tuesday 2d. The weather calm during the forenoon, but about dinner time it began to blow fresh, & continued equally during the night, with occasional showers of rain, a heavy sea, & the ship rolling much. The squalls accompanied with showers of rain. There are a few Cape Pigeons following the ship, they are black, & white speckled on the back; and very like a common bigeon both in size & appearance. The weather is very cold, the most of the passengers have drawn to their thick clothes.