Monday, July 28, 2014

The Mammoth: Ship’s log, on July 28th

The Mammoth: Ship’s log, on July 28th

on July 28th
First part of these 24 hours commences with moderate Gale and a thick Fog.

Middle part same as first.

Latter part same, at 11 AM got the Mainsail in to repair it.

No observations this day

From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.

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Restoration Two Ways in Mount Vernon and an Evening to Remember in Hampden!

Restoration Two Ways in Mount Vernon and an Evening to Remember in Hampden! #savingplaces

Do you one of the most wonderful things about Baltimore rowhouses? Even when they look the same on the outside, there are countless different ways they can be rehabbed and restored on the inside. Please join us next week on a tour of two neighboring rowhouses in Mount Vernon. Each is grand in its own way: one restored to its original glory and the other rehabbed by mixing stunning modern elements…

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Captain Thompson: “din’d at P. Steretts & afterwards drill’d the Horse Artillery in the Riding Schol”

Captain Thompson: “din’d at P. Steretts & afterwards drill’d the Horse Artillery in the Riding Schol”

28 – Cloudy morning, Wind South – Commenced raining at 10 O’Clock and continued all day, which is a most pleasing circumstance, the Country being excessively dry – Went to Town, din’d at P. Steretts & afterwards drill’d the Horse Artillery in the Riding Schol

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 28, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Mammoth: Ship’s log, on July 27th

The Mammoth: Ship’s log, on July 27th

on July 27th
These 24 hours commences with fresh breezes and foggy weather. At 8 PM took in the Main Topsail. At 4 AM the fog lighted up. Saw a sail bearing NNE. Gave chase. at 5 AM came along side, she was the English Schooner Good Intent. Captain Parker from New Foundland on a fishing cruise. Put 9 prisoners on Board and ordered her back. At [?] AM filled away. Latter part fresh Breezes and…

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Captain Thompson: “People busy Hoeing Potatoes”

Captain Thompson: “People busy Hoeing Potatoes”

27 – Cloudy day, but not Hot – Thunder and a fine shower at 6 P.M. Went to Town, return’d to Dinner, afterwards walk’d to Mr. Nicols and spent a very Pleasant afternoon – People busy Hoeing Potatoes-

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 27, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Mammoth: Ship’s log, on July 26th

The Mammoth: Ship’s log, on July 26th

on July 26th
The first part of these 24 hours commences with fresh breezes and clear weather. At 3 PM came up with and captured the British Brig Ainsley, Capt. Jackson from Quebec bound to Barbados, loaded with Lumber and 25 horses. Took out the Prisoners in number, two 9M cannonade, and about 80 round shot, and several small articles and scuttled her. At 10 got through with the Brig and scuttled…

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Captain Thompson: “I took seven Horses of Mr. Lorman to Pasture this day”

Captain Thompson: “I took seven Horses of Mr. Lorman to Pasture this day”

26 – Light Showers and sultry ~ Went to Town, return’d to dinner, afterwards rode to the Meadows, where I took seven Horses of Mr. Lorman to Pasture this day ~

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 26, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

The Mammoth: Ship’s log, on July 25th

The Mammoth: Ship’s log, on July 25th

on July 25th
The first part of these 24 hours commences with light breezes from the NNW and foggy weather. At 3 PM got through with the Urania and made sail to the N & Westward. At 7 hours and 30 minutes, the fog cleared off and we saw a sail bearing NE dist. 8 miles, made sail in chase. At 11 PM came alongside. She proved to be the English Brig Eliza, from New Foundland for Prince Edward Island…

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News: Focus turns to preserving history unearthed in Patterson Park dig

Focus turns to preserving history unearthed in Patterson Park dig: Artifacts include musket ball from War of 1812, Piscataway arrowhead, Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun, May 24, 2014.

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