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The Tama-Houre-Laune. In our most recent exchange, the Washington Quarterly, are copies of letters of Capt. Eliah Grimes of the brig Owhyhee written to Sprague & Marshall, Boston, merchants in the Pacific coast trade of a century ago. After mentioning much sickness and the death of several men, the captain names one man he had decided to send back to the islands, one who came out in the Tama-houre-laune, and also says, they have cold pains in breast and head, which I think is owing in g
his was called a salt stop, and prevented the salt (which was poured into the spaces between) passing into the bottom of the vessel, where it was not needed for the preservation of the wood, as it was in the sides above the varying water line Captain Grimes complained of the over-salting of his brig, which would indicate a lack of care taken.
We are told by an expert attendant at the old State House that the brig Owhyee was of 166.52 tons, built by John Wade at Boston in 1821.
John Wade was