8th April 1859

From the Journal of Lt. Lempriere, RE, on board the Thames City on route to British Columbia.

8th Friday Strong breeze and under single reefed topsails.  Weather clearer.  Got a very bad cold somehow or other.  Got the anchors slung to commence getting the chain on deck.

250 miles from Cape Flattery -

Notes: The gale the day before and the strong breeze today propelled the Thames City over 160 miles closer to British Columbia.