Thursday, December 10, 2009

December 10, 1819

December 10, 1819 - Heavy showers of rain have filled our empty water casks.  Much thunder and lightening.  It is thought by the officers that the lightning has once passed down the conductor.  Happy for us the Brig is furnished with a lightning rod, tho' too small, and too short to reach from top gallant mast to a sufficient depth in the water.

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