Thomas Crawford's Diary, 1825

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“Eleven feet from the tip of one wing”

Entry for 22/08/1825

Monday 22d. The wind easy, with squalls, & occasional showers of rain. There are a few Albatrosses flying about the ship, they are seen mostly about the Cape of Good Hope, they are very large and of different colours. I was told by the Son of Major McLeod, that his Father on his passage out in the [?] shot one which measured eleven feet from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other.