. “29th [Nov.]
, The ship is very leaky the passengers are all called to the Pump four times per
day 8 oclock A M. 12 oclock 4 oclock P M. and 8 oclock P M.” (
, 29 Nov.
). Dana mentions (on the 28th) that Capt. Chavagnes and the other officers were all
taking their turns at the pumps (Journal, 1779–1780, MHi
). The Sensible
had encountered heavy weather from the 25th to the 28th, and on the 26th the Courrier de l'Europe
, a chasse marée
that had accompanied it to Boston and thus far on the return voyage, was dismasted
and probably lost at sea (same).