Monday, November 2, 2009

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.


  1. What is a caboose?

  2. A caboose is a cookhouse or galley that sits on the deck and is not part of the vessel itself. In this case it probably was just lashed (poorly?) to the Thaddeus.