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The Diary of James Brogden, August 1871 – December 1872

26 August 1871

26 August 1871

We are now on the “Banks of Newfoundland”. The fog signals have been going all night, and every one is on the qui vive. In the night again, we had another shave of a similar vessel, just clearing her stern by two feet. The officers and crew say they are sure there is a Jonah on board for they have never had such a voyage before! – a winter’s passage so far as weather, disaster and anxiety were concerned. The afternoon brought a brisk breeze and clear weather. “Thank God” say all in real heartfelt language.