Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | April 17, 2012

April 17, 1860

Mary Brewster (1847) and Mary Lawrence (1858) did not make journal entries for this date.

Eliza Williams, [Tues.] April 17th [1860]: “It has been a very fine day and quite warm, almost calm. Have seen a few Finbacks and two Ships — one of them the Omega, Capt. Whalon, and the other, the Winslow, of Havre, a Frenchman. I do not remember the Captain’s name. Both Captains came aboard [for a Gam or soical call]. The French Ship is a large and beautiful one. Mr. Morgan went aboard of her. He says that she is a fine Ship and carries 5000 [error?] bbls. He has been out one season and got 500 bbls [far more likely than 5000]. He will be a long time filling her at that rate, but he says that he will not stop but one season more, whether he fills her or not. He has about 60 Men and a Doctor on board. He has been in the Sea for two months and has seen a plenty of Whales but has not taken one.”

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