Monrovia, Liberia

First mate’s logbook

In the morning we had a light NE breeze and the forenoon was still. By noon we had a gentle breeze from the SSW and we raised anchor and set sail. With 2 The length of the watches was measured using an hourglass filled with sand. Each watch consisted of 8 half-hour glasses, marked by bells. glasses into the dog watches we dropped anchor at 9 1 fathom = 6 feet (170 cm) fathoms stiff ground at the MonroviaLiberia Cape Muserade. The Cape was to the SSE of us. We found captain Adriaan Sap, whose ship was laying here. He was heading to Angola from Flushing. He welcomed us with 5 shots and we thanked him with 5 shots. There was stormy weather throughout the night with thunder and lightning till morning.