Elmina, Ghana

First mate’s logbook

In the morning, at the start of the morning watch, the wind came from the land. We sent out the boat to fetch water. The wind was calm in the forenoon. At noon the boat came back on board with water and we sent it out again to get more water. During the dog watches Captain David Sijlonimij and an English a sailing vessel with three or more masts; with a
square rigged foremast and fore-and-aft rigged main, mizzen and any other masts
anchored here. Later our boat with water came back on board. We had good weather until the morning.