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Week 08 - adieu to old England

[ 10th of April 1836 to 16th of April 1836 ]
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By 10 April the Duke of York was on its way once more, although not without anxiety on Captain Morgan’s part. The recent storm still weighed on his mind. He and the mate prayed together for guidance and then he sought extra consolation in reading the 121st Psalm. Reassured, he gave the order to get underway again.

With far more extensive repairs to complete, the John Pirie was delayed in port for another six days. Captain Martin also had three crew members to replace. He finally sailed on 16 April, although without the cabin passenger Stephen Sessions, who left the ship after the storm never to return. It is probably a miracle that more passengers didn’t join him! We can only wonder at the feelings of those on board as they set out into the ocean once more.

Both the Cygnet and the Lady Mary Pelham were also on the water, although we have no sources from either ship this week.

Next week: Although the weather had moderated, all of the ships continued to battle high seas and strong winds. Extensive wreckage floating in their path reminded them all of the peril they had recently escaped.

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2 Responses to “Week 08 – adieu to old England”

  1. Allison November 10, 2011 at 7:58 am #

    Hi Lori.

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  1. Lori Bongiovanni - November 9, 2011


    Where is the feed button, so I can subscribe to your updates?…

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