Wednesday, August 7, 2013

18 August 1859

18th -Passed the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope.
Our Voyage to New Zealand Per the Tornado (by a Glasgow Emigrant) Glasgow Herald December 19, 1859

August 18. Pass the Cape of GH in Lat. 41 South.
Campbell, Alexander. Letters and papers, 1859 - 1870. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 50

18th. A cloudy morning with a fine westerly wind and running at a good rate the sea having abated very much. We rested better after midnight having had about 48 or 50 hours heavy weather which is frequently experienced in rounding the Cape but all has been much better than was expected from the various reports given by sailors and he talkatives. But we regard all these matters as from The Lord and of his ways we can say thou doesn't all things well.
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56.

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