Grand-Lahou, Côte d’Ivoire

First mate’s logbook

It was rainy in the morning but we had good weather throughout the day. We rolled up the port side ropes away from the main hatchway on port side and bought 10 slaves: 5 men, 3 women and 2 boys. We unfurled the foresail and took down the main topsail to repair. Throughout the night it was stormy, with thunder and lightning, till morning.