Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | January 27, 2012

January 27 [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, WEDNESDAY [Jan.] 27th [1847]: “At 10 this morning a whale was brought to the ship, husband better and employed in cutting it in this afternoon. Completed a pair of stockings and commenced another pair.”

Mary Lawrence, [Wed.] JANUARY 27 [1858]: “Just after breakfast we spoke the ship that we saw yesterday. She proved to be the James Maury, of New Bedford [MA]. Captain Curry came on board and passed the day with us, as it was nearly calm. He boarded at Mr. Butler’s with us at Honolulu, so that he seemed like an old acquaintance. He has taken one whale this season; has experienced very rough weather like ourselves. There were other boats lost, I conclude, beside ours, as he had seen the wrecks of two and had heard of another. Captain Curry sent me, when he returned to his ship, The History of Pitcairn Island, some yams, and some dried bananas put up at Rarotonga. I gave him several books.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries between Jan. 24-Feb. 1, 1860.


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