June 28, 1832

28 June: At four o’clock in the morning, the ship again turns toward the coast of Nova Scotia. It runs in this direction until eleven o’clock but not rapidly during the morning, since the head wind is blowing straight from the west and the sea rolls against us. On deck everything is dripping with water; even in the cabin everything is damp, especially articles of clothing. At eight o’clock, temperature of the air 8 1/2°R ⟨[51.1°F, 10.6°C]⟩, of the water 7 1/3°R ⟨[48.5°F, 9.2°C]⟩. Bits of Fucus float past. Last evening we were no farther than 25 miles from the coast of Nova Scotia; now we are running in a straight line toward Roseway Bank. Course northwest by west, wind west. At eleven thirty the ship turns.

Since yesterday noon the ship made the following tacks: from twelve to eight o’clock in the evening, it ran 36 miles straight ahead; then the first tack, from eight to four o’clock, southeast by south 29 miles; the second tack, from four to twelve o’clock, northwest 20 miles. At noon, latitude 43°24' north, longitude 64°28' west. Temperature of the air at noon 9°R ⟨[52.3°F, 11.3°C]⟩, of the water 7 1/4°R ⟨[48.3°F, 9.1°C]⟩. The sun cannot dispel the fog. It remains damp and raw. At four o’clock the fog suddenly disperses. The sun shone brightly in the brisk wind. After six o’clock, however, the fog returned and darkened the sea. Much floating Fucus vesiculosus. At seven o’clock in the evening, temperature of the air 8 1/4°R ⟨[50.6°F, 10.3°C]⟩, of the water 8°R ⟨[50°F, 10°C]⟩. During the night the fog clears up again. The powerful, unfavorable west wind that has been blowing uninterruptedly for the past three days develops into a violent gale.

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Thursday, June 28, 1832
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Charlotte Spires
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