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Chapter 13.127 - Boston to Yarmouth (continued)

Continued from 13.126- and in the morning I searched in vain for trap door or loop hole large enough to admit any human intruder. 

Soon after breakfast the Capt’n came on shore for us and we were soon under weigh.  Upon reaching Cape Ann again, the wind in from the East, and after an uncomfortable day put back nearly to our former anchoring place.  Our Captain said, had he sea room enough he would not mind it in the ‘old George & Sarah’ – but the idea of an easterly gale on such an awful shore as Cape Anne was not to be risked at this season.  Salvage I. & several others about the cape are made of high perpendicular rocks.  There are two light houses on them.

(Wednesday).  Could we place our foot once more on Terra Firma, we had determined not to come again on board this little craft – but to take the stage from Gloucester to Salem, thence the cars to Boston, there to remain until the return of the “North America.”

We did not however land this morning, but the wind again springing up from the Westward, the bow of our little vessel was once more turned homeward.  The wind increased during the day and all night – to little short of a gale, the waves often washing over the deck, and sometimes ...continues on 13.128