Congressional Edition Volume 1747

Congressional Edition Volume 1747

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...N. N. W. moderating; 12 uoon, Sabine bore N. 80 miles, moderating and seagoing down; midnight, sea smooth. 19th, arrived at Sabine with only 25 out of 388 cattle alive. 46. Steamer State of Texas (from log and captain) loft Galveston for Key West 1.25 a. m., September 13. 4 a. m., strong, easterly breezes continued till 12 noon, with heavy squalls of rain, thunder, and lightning. 4 p.m., strong easterly breezes and cloudy. 8 p. m. to midnight, fresh easterly gales and rain-squalls, 28 39' N. 14th, course E. S. E; wind, E. N. E.; latitude decreasing from 28 39' to 26 41' N. at 2 a. m.; longitude 93 02' W; day broke with fresh gales and rain-sqnalls. 8 8. m., wind N. E., course E. S. E; wind has hauled more northerly, with heavy rain-squalls, and had to set all fore and aft-sails; 160 (?) miles off mouth of the Mississippi. Noou, increasing gales and heavy rain-squalls. 1 p. m., wind N. N. E., was obliged to reef main try-sail and set it; stay-sail split. 2 p. m., wind N. E. aud gale increasing; had to furl main and fore spankers. 3 p. m., wind N. E. and gale increasing. 4 p. m., blowing fearful gusts, with fast-falling harometer; main stay-sail blown out of bolt-rope. 6 p. m., blowing a complete hurricane; had to slow down engine; kept head to sea and got everything tied down in case of accident to engine; sea running very high; broke over the ship aud stove down engine-room sides. 8 p. m., shipped a fearful sea, &o.; saloon, all staterooms, port-side of engine-room, fire-room, cook's room, completely wrecked fore aud aft on port-side: also, upper deck, after boat, and rails; stove in pilot-house windows and washed overboard everything movable; complete wreck from fore to aft; making a N. N. E. drift about 2 knots an hour; barometer fallen...
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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629248
  • 9781236629241