Delia Locke


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June 16. sorts of lading. Returning to thewharf, we found we must sail tothe steamer in a small boat. Weaccordingly did so, and enjoyedit finely. The wall on the outsideof the town is fractured by thewaves of the ocean, which gives it amore timeworn appearance than ever.We arrived at the steamerand sailed soon after for Cal.June 17. Sabbath on the Pacific Oceanrightly named, Last night westopped at Tobago, and took inmail for Cal. Today is fine.We can see mountains in the distance.I was some sea-sick inthe morning. We have had noservice today. The baggage is notarranged, and the boat is not inorder.June 18. Very fine weather. This boat, theGolden Age, is larger than theGeorge Law on the Atlantic, andour accomodations are much better.We have warmer weather also. Ourparty are all quite well, except Mrs.Allen and Mrs. Lakeman, whosuffer more from sea-sickness thanthe rest of us. Father is well, and ingood spirits - much interested inreading Mrs. Stowe's "Sunny Memoriesof Foreign Lands." Saw a largenumber of porpoises today. Had afine chance to judge of their appearance.We have some musicanboard, which is very interesting to me.

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1855 (May-July)


Original diary dimensions: 9.5 x 14 cm.

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