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Alfred Berggren posted Jul 31 at 5:04 pm
Captain Nielsen and First Mate, Neels Bergen, were together in the captain’s cabin after the weather and sea had worsened. Captain was making certain that the mate had issued the order to furl sail.
“Yes sir, I’ve got Burt in the rigging now. Men seem to be working a little slower than usual, but job’s being done.”
“Keep someone in the nest. We
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Alfred Berggren posted Jul 30 at 2:58 pm
The question was could the ship and crew beat Yorkshire’s record of sixteen days set three years ago in 1846? Probably not. It all depended on the weather. Since Brig Copenhagen was only four days out of Liverpool, there remained a distance to cover. Because it was November, 15 according the ship’s log, conditions might worsen. Even if the weather improved that saw better skies, mena
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Alfred Berggren posted Jul 30 at 1:29 am
Wind ripped through the rigging. Because wind was strong blowing cold, sheets with extended billows were stiff, unyielding. Men struggled to reef them. Gale and mounting surge were increasing. The ship pitched and rolled. Sleet and ice in halyards encrusted blocks, covered lines. North Atlantic weather and water were assaulting forces. Both gave the ship and crew no quarter; it tried their captai
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