Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | May 19, 2012

May 19 [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, WEDNESDAY [May] 19th [1847]: “Busy this morning in sewing. At 3 sent the children over to Mrs. Baldwin’s and Dr.- wife and self took a ride to Lahaina-luna to see Mrs. Alexander who with her family were well. The afternoon was very warm and we did not get there before 4. It was our intention to stop to tea which we had a late hour and just at sunset we started. We had a pleasant ride as the moon gave us sufficient light to see out way – At ½ past 7 we were back children home and are talking over our visit.”

Mary Lawrence, [Wed.] MAY 19 [1858]: “A thick fog, so thick most of the time that we could not see a ship’s length, which, considering our situation – so small a place to work in and so many ships – was rather unpleasant. The other three ships we saw yesterday were the Champion, Hudson, and the bark Fortune. The boats from the most of the ships were off this morning, and it seemed very lively to hear the horns and the guns informing the boats of the whereabouts of their respective ships. Our boat spoke the Mrs. Skinner. The Majestic got a whale last night, so that there are now three ships boiling [blubber into oil]. We are nearly through now. Our whale turned out to be rather a poor one, but small favors thankfully received. Several ships are now on their way in where we are. The whale made 67 barrels [of oil].”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries between May 14-25, 1860.


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