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Cornelius Gold Journal, Page 5

night, deluging the Pantry, sweetening the
cabin, and drowning the 2nd Mate.
Saturday, Dec. 14. Therm. 56°. Water 68°. Pleasant.
12 P.M. 420 miles from N.Y., out of the Gulf stream
Lat. 36°.03’ N. Long. 66°.12’ W [1]. Christmas. Write M. McL.
Sunday, Dec 29. Cross the tropic of Cancer
weather fine. Tuesday, Dec. 31. Fine. Therm. 76°.
Partial eclipse of the sun at noon. Lat. 21° 41’ N.,
Long. 35° 6’ W. [2] Nearly a week of calm in the “Horse Latitudes.” [3]
Wednesday, Jan 1., 1862. High swell from N.W.
Clear weather. Lat. 20° 47’ N., Long. 35° 23’ W.
Friday, Jan. 3. First part light breeze from
N.E. and rain. High swell from N.W. at 11 A.M.
spoke British ship “Columbine” from Callao [4]
bound to Liverpool. Write A.K. on 17th birthday.
Lat. 18° 39’N., Long. 34° 50’W. [5]
Jan. 9, P.M. N.E. trades shift to incipient
doldrums. Lat. 4° 33’ N., long 27° 15’W. [6]
Jan. 17. Fine weather, smooth sea. Long 30° 32 W.
6 P.M. crossed the Equator. A chicken or two from
Mother Carey’s brood [7]. the last in company take
leave of us here.