July 14, 1853

Thursday the 14th. The toll for ferrying across is six dollars per wagon. We concluded to ferry ourselves again, drove down the river and commenced operations, took one load over and had to stop on account of high winds. The 2nd load, when we reached the opposite shore the box being nearly full of water and the current very swift, on jumping out the boat capsized, but fortunately we had on the wheels and axles of the wagon which sunk to the bottom, the water about 7 ft. We soon hauled them out by means of a chain with a large hook on it and lost nothing but the bolt of the coupling. Got all over by dark without any further accident.

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