*No. VI.[58]

Attested copy of the log of Her Majesty’s steamship Cormorant, in the months of September and October, 1846.
Initials of the officer of the watch. Hours. Knots. Tenths. Standard compass courses. Leeway points. Wind. Weather. Derivation of standard compass. Height of— Temperature of the sea. Remarks.
Direction. Force. Barometer. Thermometer.
1 }
2
3
4
5
6
7 }
8
9
10
11
At anchor in Fisgard Harbor S. W 1 o. g. c.

A. M.

5.—Lighted fire under after boilers.

6.20.—Steam up, unmoored ship ; hove into twelve fathoms on B. B.

6.30.—Weighed and proceeded out of harbor working expansively, catting off at 1/5 stroke.

8.—Trial Island West, 1½ m. Employed clearing deck and ship below.

Noon.—Saddle Island, N. W. by N. 2 m.

Tons. Cwt.
Expended—Coals 2 19
Wood 3 16

P. M.

5.—Sounded off Point Roberts, 50 fathoms.

5.30.—Eased, stopped and came to with B. B. in 11 fathoms. Veered to 48 fathoms. Banked up fires. Point Roberts, S. 55° E. South Point Fraser's River, N. 48° W.

{ Proceeding to the eastward, north of Smith's Island, for passage east of Saddle Island and Rocks for west point of Strawberry Bay.
Calm 0 o. c. m.
East 1 c. m.
E. N. E.
2 g. c. m.
3
Noon 2
1 }
2
3
4
5
6
7 }
8
9
10
11
{ Proceeding to the northward, west of Strawberry Island, for Birch Bay and Point Roberts.
E. N. E 1 b. c. m.
Calm 0
c. m.
g. c. m.
N. E 1 o. c. d.
2
At anchor under Point Roberts N. N. E 3
2 o. c.
1 c. r.
Midn't c. r.
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Fifth day of October, 1846.—From gangster’s Harbor to Birch Bay.

Initials of the officer of the watch. Hours. Knots. Tenths. Standard compass courses. Leeway points. Wind. Weather. Derivation of standard compass. Height of— Temperature of the sea. Remarks.
Direction. Force. Barometer. Thermometer.
1 }
2
3
4
5
6 }
7
8
9
10
11
At anchor in Fisgard Harbor East 1 b. c.

A. M.

Fires banked. 4.30.—Drew fires forward. 4.45.— Steam up. 5.—Weighed and proceeded out to the eastward, working two after boilers expansively, cutting off at 1/6 of stroke.

6.30.—East Point, Sangster Island, S. S. E.

9.—Exercised at general quarters.

10.45.—Sounded 50 fathoms.

Noon.—Point Gray, N. 45° E. Point Roberts, S. 83° E.

Lat. obs. 49° 8' N.

Tons. Cwt.
Expended—Coals 8 2
Wood 6 0

P. M.

0.45.—Entered discolored water off Fraser's River. 4.—Point Roberts, N. N. W. 3 m. 3.30.—Eased, stopped, came to with B. B. in Birch Bay in 7 fathoms., and veered to 32 fathoms. Banked up fires. Point Roberts, S. 83° W. Called the north point of bay, bearing N. 47° W., Point Lacy after the third lieutenant ; south point of bay, a white bluff S. 41° E., Point Nutt after the surgeon of the ship.

Midnight.—Fires banked under after boilers.

Proceeding out E. N. E 2
E. S. E. towards Point Roberts c.
Easterly
E. S. E.
Noon S. E. by E b. c.
1 }
2
3
4
5 }
6
7
8
9
10
11
{ Proceeding eastward, towards Point Roberts and Birch Bay.
E. S. E 3 b. c.
East.
2
At anchor in Birch Bay S. E.
Midn't South 1 c.
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* Sixth day of October, 1846.[59]

1 }
2
3
4
5 }
6
7
8
9
10
11
At anchor in Birch Bay.

A. M.

4.30.—Drew the fires forward.

4.45.—Steam up. 4.50.—Weighed and proceeded out to the southward working expansively, cutting off at 1/ 5 of stroke.

7.25.—Passed eastward of Quinlan's Bocks, named after the second lieutenant of this ship. 7.45.— Off the north end of Cyprus Island, called the new point, Scarborough Bluff, after the master of the Cadboro.

8.—Saddle Island 5½ E. 8.20.—Passed the S. W. point of Cyprus Island ; called it Finlaison Point, after the officer in charge of Port Victoria. 9.— Exercised at general quarters. 10.—Loosed sails to dry.

Noon.—Point Gronzalo, N. 39° W. Clover Point, N. 89° W.

Tons. Cwt.
Expended—Coals 9 4
Wood 1 8

P. M.

Opened tea, 13.44; beef, 136.3; pork, 30.80.

1.—Eased, stopped, and came to with B. B. in 9 fathoms. Veered to 40 fathoms, banked up fires. Points of entrance, S. 74° E., and S. 74° W. Rocky point, S. 25° W. Employed cutting wood for fuel.

2.—Furled sails, unbent maintopsail.

Ship's draught—forward----14 feet.

aft.......15 feet.

Remaining water, 29 tons.

2 o. c.
{ Proceeding out westward of Cyprus Island towards Saddle Island, towards Smith's and Trial Isiand.
South
S. S. W c.
Vble 1
Calm 0 b. c.
Noon
1 }
2
3
4 }
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Proceeding for Port Victoria E. N. E 2 b. c.
N. E
At anchor in Port Victoria.
Midn't North 1

The within copy of the log-book of Her Majesty’s ship Cormorant, for the days above specified, has been examined and compared with the original in this Admiralty, Somerset House, November 16, 1871.

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