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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 134, June 2, 1852

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Identifier: DX01118846

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 134, June 2, 1852

Description: Describes a trip by boat to Bedloe's Island on the way to Governors Island.

Transcription:

when just as we were about to start there came a certain, sergeant, corporal, or something of the sort, who had been expedited from Bedlow’s Island [Bedloe’s Island, today Liberty Island] by our boatman, and now was marvellously impatient to get back, anticipating divers pains and penalties if too late for evening call. So [William] Barth being good natured we went there first, against a strong tide, and furious wind, which gave the boatman hard work. A lovely evening at first, but soon overcast, and lightning fast and beautiful over the Jersey shore, — a furious rain storm threatening, which in fact occurred though not till we were out of its reach. Passed the little treeless “Gibbet Island,” (now perverted into Ellis’s — who the devil was Ellis I’d like to know?) and Barth and our good humoured, strong armed, Irish boatman tugging hard after an hour or more we reached Bedlows, and our soldier got off, at a certain jetty where were some dozen or more

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1852-06-02

Type(s): Diary
Page

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Ellis Island (N.J. and N.Y.)
Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.)
Diaries
Armed Forces
Boats and boating
Transportation
Irish

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