Aug 28. Foggy, with head wind, until 1 P.M. when the W. Diomede appeared close on our starboard bow several hours after we had thought, according to our dead reckoning, that it was passed. The current that flowed 75 miles against us in going down was not in existence at all in coming north, having been wholly checked by the few hours, 24 or 30, of wind from the north. We had not been able to identify any position of the ship since leaving P[lover] B[ay]. Came to anchor for a few hours while the wind blew in squally gusts over the island. These violent dashing winds always found on the lee side of islands hereabouts
Original journal dimensions: 11.5 x 21 cm.
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