Friday, August 9, 2013
29 August 1859
29th. A dull morning and inclined to be stormy. The sea appears to run with us though sometimes rather high yet we appear to be making moderate progress. Today heavy sea came over the poop deck and through the ventilators into the saloon and again from the main deck in at the saloon doorway it is said sufficient to float a trunk. We got a little but not so much as the fine folk.
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56.