Noon sighting place Acasta 43˚ 48’ N 59˚ 46’ W. We passed to the east of Sable Island.
Sky is bright, winds fair and steady from the NNE and a moderate chop on the sea.
Being my first log in ten days due a bout with the bilious fever and the Doctors ministrations I am happy to note that my health is fully restored.
I am also pleased to report that in my absence from duty the Doctor and the Lieutenant were indeed able to work their way back to the coast and ignite the luminary directing our boat to the rendezvous point. Both gentlemen are safely back on board and performing their duties. The Doctor, having been absent from his surgery, approached my recovery with the utmost zeal and fervor to the point that I have developed a great resolve to remain healthy.
The ships stores remain in excellent condition in consequence of our re-provisioning in Halifax. Acasta state of repair is also excellent form same visit as above.
Friday, November 18
Tuesday, November 8
At noon, Lt. Ramsey thought he espied the Acasta, and told me to have a look to confirm it before we set up the rocket. I used my new scope, and with its greatly enhanced magnification over my older scope, I was able to pick her out instantly, I could nearly make out the individual men on deck!
Lt. Ramsey got the rocket out of the pack and we set it at an angle to send it out over the water where it might be seen by those aboard with the greatest ease. We lit it and sent it on its way, there was a great red conflagration and then the flare fell slowly to the sea.
|The infamous Sgt. Baker|
Thus, one might say that our mission was partially successful, in that, we discovered the name of the American Spy, but were unable to retrieve the stolen documents.
So ends our after action report.
Signed and dated this day by our hands.
Saturday, November 5
|After capturing Miss W. & Mrs. Cooper|
|Lt. Lynch of the 95th Rifles|
Before the situation could deteriorate any further and I could be clapped in irons, I decided that it would be best to return to the Doctor’s position in the town, as I had not declared formal parlay upon entering their camp. When I returned to the town the men of the 95th Rifles were recalled with a reported of Action being soon at hand. Crestfallen we were forced to re think our strategy.
...to be continued...