Thomas Crawford's Diary, 1825

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“Anxiously looking out for the island”

Entry for 14/08/1825

Sunday 14th Augt. The wind not so strong after breakfast; but about mid-day the Capt. gave orders to shorten sail, & before the sails were all trimmed, it came on a very heavy squall accompanied with thunder Lightning & rain. We were all anxiously looking out for the Island of Tristan D’Acunha an Island abreast of the Cape of Good Hope where Capt. Crear expected to get some vegetables, but the weather being changeable & as appearance of the Island at SunSet, we bore away to the Eastward to avoid the Island altogether.