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

3rd July [1847, 1858 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, SATURDAY JULY 3rd [1847]: “Washed out a few things and ironed them. A couple of men was sent down to the bay for our things, some 12 miles from here, who arrived at dark with our calabashes. We found our things in good order, nothing wet or damp — and feel pleased with the prospect of having enough now for changes, as we have been badly put to it occasionally during the last 3 weeks — and we all think it best to keep our wearing apparel when journeying — and send things less needed….”

Mary Lawrence, [Sat.] JULY 3 [1858]: “A thick fog and a heavy swell alongshore. We dragged our anchor a little in the morning but helped that very soon by giving her more chain and fixing the yards. Two ships in sight. One proved to be the Erie. Captain Jernegan came on board for a short time to get information. He thinks there must be plenty of whales here by and by; says he has seen hundreds at the south working north since we last saw him two weeks ago. We are laying off Marcus Bay. When the fog lights up a little, it looks as if there were ice in the bay. There is one other bay around the point which Samuel will try next, and should there be ice there, I suppose we must wait patiently until it leaves one of them. A strong breeze sprung up in the forenoon. Four o’clock P.M. Saw a large body of ice coming down toward us so we were obliged to weigh anchor and go to sea. Shall lay off and on through the night.”

Eliza Williams, [Tues.] July 3rd [1860]: “It has been foggy more or less all day until almost midnight, when it cleared up quite fine and we could see the land, and Island called Olskei. It is in the passage to Yausk Bay. We are going in there. The mainland is about 30 miles off but not in sight yet. It is the Russian Continent.”


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