November 2, 1819
November 2, 1819 – Yesterday and today we have experienced many gales. We roll upon tremendous waves, and suffer much with the sinking motion. Early this morning shipped a sea, which stove in the starboard waistboards and overturned the caboose. No very material damage or danger. Heavy rains and squalls make dreary hours.
Lat. 38. 55. Lon. 50. 7. (Thaddeus Journal)
Nov. 2d. At 5 a.m. strong gales and a heavy sea. At 6 a.m. shipped a sea which stove in the starboard waist-boards and upset the camboose. Lat. obsd. 38° 55′ N. Our passengers suffer much, but do not murmur. Prayers had in the cabin every evening at 8 p.m. (James Hunnewell)
Nov. 2. – A violent gale commenced last evening. The elements rage with fury, while our little bark safe in the hand of providence is carrying us rapidly from our country & home. (Samuel Whitney Journal)