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.