Elmina, Ghana

First mate’s logbook

Calm weather during the morning and forenoon. At dawn the boat came back on board with water. All our barrels are filled with water now. We tried to find our stream anchor, which had lost its buoy (so we could not see where it was) and of which the rope had broken. Since we could not get a hold of it we were forced to leave it. We put our boat and rowboat in the ship. In the afternoon a gentle breeze came from SW. Our captain came back on board and we were ready to leave. 6 The length of the watches was measured using an hourglass filled with sand. Each watch consisted of 8 half-hour glasses, marked by bells.hourglasses into the first watch wind from SW became gentle and even calm, and we had a current running west. We raised the anchor and set sail. We had 319 slaves on board. No wind later at night and good weather until the morning.

Where on the coast of West Africa were the enslaved Africans purchased?