24 – Extreamly pleasant day, Wind N.W. – Went to Town, return’d to Dinner – Sam. Chase, Nancy & two Miss Ridgeleys also Jn. Howard & Jos. Patterson paid us a visit and drank Tea ~
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, June 24, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
This 24 hours commences with heavy gusts from the North East at 1 PM. Portland light bore NNW dist. 12 Miles from which we take our departure. At 8 took 2 reefs in Foresail and Mainsail.
Middle part Heavy gales with a tremendous sea breaking over us. Housed the guns, stored the Anchors and sent down Top gallen yards & cleared the Decks of 100 things.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.