Elmina, Ghana

First mate’s logbook

In the morning and forenoon the a gentle breeze came from the land. The sky was cloudy. The boat came back with water and we sent it back instantly for more water. We cleaned the lower deck and sprayed there with lime juice. In the afternoon the boat came back with water, a male slave, and 9 barrels which our captain wanted to use for water. Later at night we had clouded skies which lasted until morning