Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | December 25, 2011

Christmas Eve 1846 and 1859

Mary Brewster, THURSDAY [Dec.] 24th [1846]: “Three Spanish ladies to see me today. They stopped a part of the afternoon then went on board of the Hibernia, Capt. Smith sent me some figs with his compliments. Mr. Pope and Bliven passed the evening on board. Saw two whales near the ship. whaling will soon be the order of the day.”

Mary Lawrence did not make a journal entry on Christmas Eve 1857.

Eliza Williams, [Sat.] December 24th [1859]: “We had a heavy squall of wind and rain towards morning, and it continued to rain powerful till about 8 o’clock when it cleared off very fine and the wind about all died away leaving it very warm indeed. A Finback came close alongside of the Ship and spouted several times. My Husband shot at it but missed.  The Men have all been busy mending sails and (doing) other things too numerous to mention. Tonight is Christmas Eve. I would like to be at home.”


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