Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | April 12, 2012

12th April 1860

Mary Brewster did not make any journal entries for April 12-13, 1847.

Mary Lawrence did not make any journal entries from April 12-15, 1858.

Eliza Williams, [Thurs.] April 12th [1860]: “It has been very pleasant a part of the day. It is cloudy now. Saw two Ships early this morning. We ran for them to see who they were. When I went on deck they were quite near, one right ahead, the nearest one, and one to the leeward pretty near. We spoke [signaled] the one ahead. She is the Oregon, Capt. Toby. We saw him at Guam. He was aboard of the other Ship, the Gideon Howland, Capt. Williams. He was on board of us in the Bays, last season. Capt. Toby came across our stern when he went to his Ship and spoke with my Husband. Said he had been in the Sea two or three days. Had seen plenty of Whales, but they were so wild he could not get near them. He has not taken any oil since he left Guam.   My Husband has been aboard the Gideon Howland to see Capt. W. He has taken 140 bbls [barrels] of Sperm Oil, on the line [the Equator], since ne left the Islands and two Whales in the Yellow Sea, making him 120 bbls.   We have seen a number of Whales today and have lowered for them, as have the other Ships, but they were going so fast, could not get near.”

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