Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | May 3, 2012

May 3 [1847,1858 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, MONDAY [May] 3rd [1847]: “Very pleasant weather. Employed in sewing. Went out to ride down the south side of the Island. The road was not good and this part of Maui particularly barren, a very few huts was all that could be seen, no vegetation. They live principally on fish, the tarro they buy. Then boiled it is pounded up and mixed with water to the right thickness then eat with their fingers. When thin they use three and the usual thickness requires only one. This with fish is their living with a roast dog occasionally — “

Mary Lawrence, [Mon.] May 3 [1858]: “This morning we heard the pleasing sound of ‘Sail O!’ which assured us that we were not alone upon the ocean. After tea we spoke the ship, which proved to be the Champion, of Edgartown. Captain Coffin came on board and passed the evening with us. We have decided to keep together for the present, as it is more pleasant to go in among the ice with company than alone and unattended.”

Eliza Williams, [Fri.] May 4th [1860]: “Have seen 3 Ships but no Whales — a few Finbacks. Have out Oil all stowed [stored] down [in the hold]. Willie [her son] is very cross today. He has two large double teeth coming. They come quite hard, and to make the matter worse, he has burnt his wrist, though not very badly.”

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