The day that Jesus Christ was crucified the veil in the temple tore. Also, there were storms both in the Holy Land and in the New World. What happened the day that Joseph Smith died?
a. The veil in the Nauvoo Temple tore
b. St. Louis flooded
c. The veil in the Kirtland Temple tore
d. An earthquake shook Washington D.C.
Phinehas [Richards] sought the permission of the council for a fishing business with the idea in mind to provide food for poor Saints. When Saints from England and Scotland arrived at Winter Quarters, they were able to provide fish for the immigrants. Phinehas writes the following at the conclusion of the business venture: “I formed a company of five old fishermen and built a boat and commenced operation; in a few weeks I had distributed among the bishops 7400 weight of good fish. The operation was stayed by high water, the captain drowned, and the boat lost.”
Chronicles of Courage, Daughters of Utah Pioneers (Salt Lake City; Utah Printing Company, 1990), 1:113.