Log entries for August, 1772-08-01 - 1772-08-31
Scope and Contents
Daily log entries, travelling from Madeira towards the Cape of Good Hope, via the island of São Tiago [Cape Verde]. Each entry continues over two pages. On 12 August the Resolution anchored in the Bay of Porto Praya, São Tiago where Wales drew an accurate plan of the bay (enclosed). In the following entries, Wales records his observations and notes that the ship was watered and its decks cleaned and smoked. He also logs information on the ship’s water stills, noting on 27 August, for example, that they had distilled about 14 gallons of ‘very good tasted water’ from salt in about three hours. Two deaths are recorded in the log entries: on 19 August, a carpenter named Henry Smock fell overboard and drowned while at work on the side of the ship, while on 26 August Wales reports that a gentleman named Mr Lambright on the Adventure had died of a cold caught at St. Iago [RGO 14/58: 4a].
- 1772-08-01 - 1772-08-31
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4 folio(s) (4 ff.) : Paper
Language of Materials
Original geographic information
Cape Verde [subject]
Finding aid date
- From the File: Wales, William, 1734 - 1798 (astronomer and mathematician) (Person)