Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | February 23, 2012

23rd February [1847 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, FRIDAY [Feb.] 23rd [1847]: “Early this morning Capt. Smith sent a boat’s crew on board being very desirous for us to accompany him out. Mr. B. was not prepared in his mind before the coming morning to sail. The H- [Hibernia] got under way and at 3 was some miles down. Went ashore on the island this afternoon. Whilst there they hauled the net for fish and took 850 at one haul. We took what we wanted and left the rest for a boat which was with Spaniards looking for water. Walked around some time and returned, having sent a boatload of fish ahead. The largest fish I ever saw and some of the best.”

Mary Lawrence did not make any journal entries between Feb. 21-23, 1858.

Eliza Williams, [Thurs.] February 23rd [1860]: “It has been a very fine day and a strong breeze. The Men have been busy breaking out the afterhold for meat, making rope which they do as well as at home in the rope walk [on land, this is where rope is manufactured]. If they want small rope for any purpose, they take new large rope and part the strands and lay them up by hand and the reel. It is nice and smooth. They made me a nice, long clothesline in the same way. We expect to sight Strong’s Island tomorrow morning.”


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