From the Journal of Lt. Lempriere, RE, on board the Thames City on route
to British Columbia.
Wednesday – Wind changeable and weather foggy - Pork very bad at
4 bells, I got it
miles from Cape Flattery; the people between decks seemed anything but pleased when I announced the
there and found that we were 50 miles further off than
day before -
Notes: The rations on board included salt pork in barrels. For the pork
to have gone bad, it must have been very bad indeed.
After being on board the Thames City for over 6 months, only touching
the shore once 4 months before, it is hardly surprising that they might
have been a bit put off.