Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | May 6, 2012

6th May [1847, 1858 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, [Wed.] May 6th [1847]: “This afternoon we called on Mrs. Baldwin, came home in a shower. The schooner from Oahu got in this evening, Mr. Baldwin & Alexander with their children. Got late papers from home. The Montreal from Boston has arrived. Mrs. Winslow had a number of letters with boxes of goods from home which are at Honolulu and Dr. had medicine enough to kill all the Sandwich Islanders and foreigners too.”

Mary Lawrence, [Wed.] May 6 [1858]: “Saw several pieces of floating ice today, the first we have seen. It cautions us to be careful. It is well for us that there is so much daylight. The sun rises about three o’clock in the morning and sets at nine in the evening, so that there is only an hour or two of darkness. We are bound to the coast and from thence to follow the ice along to Cape Thaddeus.”

Eliza Williams, [Sun.] May 6th [1860]: It has been a lovely Sabbath Day. Have seen one Ship from aloft. Have seen Whales twice and lowered for them. The next time it was after tea and getting late — about 6 O’clock. There were 3 Whales, a cow and a calf and a male. They were quite near and playing about as happy as could be, throwing their fins and flukes out of the water. They were up all the time that the boats were going to them….”

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