[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 30th We went on board of the packet A small schooner who carried the Mail. The Capt & Hands were all gone when it was time for them to [cast] off. We found the schooner was aground. With a good deal of labour got it off several rods from the wharf. The Capt came on board & was mad about it. We took it back whare we started from. The Capt tryed to start out. Got her aground & had to lie for the next tide. So we left Shedice at 4 oclok with a good breeze & run all night.
Nearly all on board were sick. Br Russel & myself staid on deck all night in the wind. The Capt slept part of the time. Finally lost his way in the night. Cast Anchor. Lay untill day light then found whare He was & run into the Harbor of Bedeque at sun rise. Distance across the Bend 45 m.
[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]