Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | May 1, 2012

May 1st [1847 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, SATURDAY MAY 1st [1847]: “A dull time at Lahaina, most of the ships have gone. Mr. Bush & Bolles intend opening a store here, so report says. Went out to ride with Doct. Winslow. We met Capt. Fish of the Columbus. His ship had gone out and was some 20 miles from Lahaina. He had landed some 20 miles from that place and was intending to surprise and take his men who had run away — he head ridden some 20 miles and looked completely tired out. We rode some miles and returned just as the sun was setting.”

Mary Lawrence did not make a journal entry for this date in 1858.

Eliza Williams, [Tues.] May 1st [1860]: “Have had a pretty good day. There are Ships in sight. Saw Whales and lowered for them about 9 O’clock. There were plenty of them. The Ships all had their boats down at the same time. The Whales were not shy as they have been. Mr. an went on to one Morgan went on to one and got fast to him, and he took his line — all of it — about 300 fathoms….hope to get him again but did not succeed. The boats all gave up the chase and no one got a fish for all there were so many about. We were all disappointed.”


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