[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 9th I went on board of the fairry Queen at 8 oclok. I took deck passage. We left St John at 9 oclok for Portland. It was quite rough through the day. We got to Eastport at 2 oclok. I went on shore. The boat Stoped 10 minutes. It was vary rough And A storm through the evening & night. Nearly all were sick on board. I took care of a family of 5 small Children all sick at a time with there Mother untill 2 oclok at Night. I was then taken sick & had to leave them. I was vary sick the latter part of the night.
[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]