Monday, August 5, 2013
23 July 1859
July 23rd. Very calm to begin the day but making our course and during the forenoon the breeze came merrily accompanied during the day by several smart showers, one of which appeared very threatening. So much so that two or three sails were take in as if suspectful of danger but the greatest weight of the storm passed over a little ahead of us so that we passed along with nothing worse than being rolled about in the rain. About noon a sail was seen apparently making for South America.
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56.