June 8, 1832
8 June: During the morning the wind again shifted to the south, whereby there is good weather and no rain. Sky overcast. Portuguese men-of-war and jellyfish. Marine birds, as many as three to six together, but mostly alone. Today they are, without exception, the species ⟨[--——]⟩, with head and upper parts dark brown, all lower parts and a ring around the neck pure white. After the studding sails have been spread, the ship runs at 6 knots. We examine the ship’s charts: the best one for the northern coast of America is that by Blunt.M6Northeastern Coast of North America from New York to Cape Canso including Sable Island by Edmund Blunt, New York. After ten o’clock rain sets in; the wind is good and brisk. At noon, weak observation of the sun; latitude 43°41', longitude 34°20'. At noon, temperature of the air in brisk wind 13°R ⟨[61.2°F, 16.3°C]⟩, that of the seawater beneath the surface, 13°R. It continues raining during our observation, as well as during the entire afternoon. The wind once seems about to shift; this actually happens in the evening shortly before dusk. Since a strong west wind begins to come up, the studding and other sails are taken in with great haste. It is wholly unfavorable to us, immediately also churns up the sea and continually rocks the ship.