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The Nottingham Galley, of and from London, one hundred twenty lots, ten weapons, and fourteen males, John Dean Commander; having taken in Cordage in England, and Butter and Cheese, &c. in eire, sail'd for Boston in New England, the twenty fifth of September, 1710. yet assembly with opposite Winds and undesirable climate 'twas the start of December while first made Land to the Eastward of Piscataqua, and haling Southerly for the Massachuset's-Bay, lower than a difficult gale of Wind at North-East, observed with Rain, Hail and Snow, having no commentary for ten or twelve Days we at the 11th passed all our Sails, other than our Fore-Sail and Main-top Sail double reeft, ordering one Hand ahead to appear out. among eight and nine going ahead myself, I observed the breakers forward, whereupon I call'd out to place the Helm not easy a Starboard, yet ere the send cou'd put on, we struck upon the East finish of the Rock referred to as Boon-Island, 4 Leagues to the Eastward of Piscataqua.
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A Narrative of the Sufferings, Preservation and Deliverance, of Capt. John Dean and Company: In the Nottingham Galley of London, Cast Away on Boon-Island, Near New England, December, 11, 1710