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June 28,1844 finished work on shop

Daniel Bids Adieu to His Family for the Last Time

After spending eight months with my family in Windsor I set sail on a sailboat, leaving Windsor at 6:30 am July 8, 1844, and anchored off Harbor Bluff.

Next tide drifted to Spencer Island anchored about 60 miles out.

July 9 drifted to Isle of Stault, about 15 miles east of Spencer Island and part of the way back wind coming up strong ahead, beat about some time, getting very rough. Put back and anchored at Spencer Island again. July 10 left Spencer Island again about 8:30 am and with a light breeze to eastward, we drifted near Stault Island again. A squall came up and we put back to Spencer Island again.

July 11 started again about 9:00 am. July 12 passed Mr. Desert, just east of Maine

July 15 Cape Ann was in sight about 11:00 PM

July 16 took on Pilot at 1:30 PM and arrived in Boston at 4:00 PM. The day after landing in Boston began boarding with Uncle Joseph Stark, and started working for J G Gould at $9.60 per day.


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