Elmina, Ghana

First mate’s logbook

The wind from N to NW was a gentle breeze throughout the day. We dried the sails and got 2 canoes on board. Today we passed an English warship which was headed for Cape Coast CastleGhanaCape Corso. We assembled 2 water barrels and received a boat with firewood on board. Presently 2 of our male slaves jumped overboard and drowned. Later at night we had good weather that lasted until morning.