Monday, August 5, 2013

20 July 1859

Saw the South American Coast (said to be about Paraiba), in the distance.
Our Voyage to New Zealand Per the Tornado (by a Glasgow Emigrant) Glasgow Herald December 19, 1859

July 20. A very dull day with heavy showers of rain and a rough sea. We are kept very near the western coast, the south east trade winds bear us over that way. We sighted land again about noon about 70 miles off then turned the ship the other side to the wind and went out to sea again.
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56.

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