Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Richard Haydon: Shipboard Diary to New Zealand, 1883 - #10

Montage of Life on Board Emigrant Ship 1875, Illustrated NZ Herald, 9 April 1875.

18 September

A _____ _____ wind the sea running very high the ship rolling and pitching very heavily running about 12 or 13 miles an hour very rough last night hail fall this morning.

19 September

The weather about the same as it was yesterday and sailing about 12 miles an hour the Nelson in sight again today all well.

20 September

It's still very cold to day we saw a large number of birds flying around the ship today sailing about 11 miles an hour we had one man fell down with rolling of the ship and cut his eye badly.

21 September

It is not quite so cold today the sea is quieter too the ship don't roll about so and the Nelson is in sight again today but is behind us sailing about 9 miles an hour all well.

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