4 Aug.- Hot day Thunder & a heavy Shower of Rain at 4 O’Clock PM. Went to Town, din’d at P. Steretts & exercis’d the Artillery in riding School
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, August 4, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
on August 4th
These 24 hours commences with fresh gales and a heavy sea. At 2 PM very heavy gales and a most tremendous sea. Got the yard sown, lost a part of the Fore Topsail that blowed loose, got the Lee guns to windward, and hove overboard about 20 barrels of Flour, which eased the laboring or the Schooner very much.
Latter part, moderate Breezes and a high sea. All hands employed repairing damages.
Latitude by observation 46.54.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.