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Cape Cod Mother at Sea

In the 1860’s a Cape Cod skipper who, accompanied by his wife, was making a passage to Australia, wrote home to his children as follows:

It is very warm and fine after a few days of hard rain when we caught plenty of water so we can wash as much as we like, and clothes belonging to all hands are hung out drying all over the ship.

I imagine you at church, muffled up in cloaks and furs, listening to a good sermon while we have to do our own preaching.

Mother busies herself sewing when she feels like it, and reads the rest of the time. I must bid you good morning now and attend to getting an observation and see where we are.

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Posted by Cape Cod - (website) on 03/01/06
Categories: HistoryLife
Keywords: history, maritime


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