's term “Moon head” is puzzling, but from various sources it is known that he and
walked from Norton Quincy's across Hough's Neck (the peninsula that forms Quincy
Bay on the southeast) to a barge which took them to the Boston
lying in Nantasket Roads. See AA
to Thaxter, 15–18 Feb.
, following; JA, Diary and Autobiography
. The fullest contemporary record of the voyage is JA
's own Diary, beginning in vol. 2 as just cited, supplemented by Tucker's log (quoted
in editorial notes on the Diary entries) and also by the retrospective account in
's Autobiography, beginning in vol. 4 as cited.