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Diary of William Sykes

Diary of William Sykes
On Board the 2d of April
Sailed from Portland the 18
head wind ruff night
the Sattedy night before
Easter and Easter Settedy
night Caut a Shark on the
21st of May a Death the same
Day a funeral the 22nd
A ship came up and took
Letters the 23 a good breas of
wind 24 a Birth on the 26th
Crossed the line the same day 26
which was Sunday
the outlandic Ocan the tropic
the medary Island the cannary
Island the peak of tinereff
along the coast of affrecca
and other peak mountains
8 days breas. Steady wind 2 June
good wind 3 making preparation

for ruff wether 4 oppisit Eugener
Brassil out of the tropic 6 fair
wind not much of it
7 niggers friday night
8 strong wind boult in the flihg
jib broke out 9–10 good sailing
11 Strong not in faver 14 fare wind
squaly albertrosses ollegok cape pigen
and other Birds 19 wind in faver
but very could dail and rain
very strong sea rowling dreams
very rough night 20 dull with strong
swell on 21 Birth died 22 wet
miseruble day with fair wind
23 fare wind going well but squalls
24 and 25 changuble 26 ackedent
with the Boiler and too men
scolded July 1 sailing very fast
with squall until the 9 and
then calm and dull

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