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December 3, 1850

The Morning of 3rd. December came & although the wind was blowing quite fresh still veering a little we set sail the Ylocano plunging & rolling heavily & shipping Seas.–The Sun went down just as we had passed the last island, the famous “Gutzlaff Island” which stands as a beacon or Guide to Mariners entering or leaving the “Son of the Ocean”–As the dry & piercing N. E. Wind would blow, I’d curse the Capt. from the bottom of my heart & think how completely he has fooled me, Don Feliciano, the Piloto or Mate was not better than Martinez & neither of them seemed to know much about the management of a vessel.