Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | July 15, 2012

15th July 1858

Mary Brewster did not make any journal entries from July 12-16, 1847.

Mary Lawrence, [Thurs.] JULY 15 [1858]: “Captain Barber came on board in the morning. Is not as well pleased with his whale as he expected to be. IT has turner out to be a dry-skin, and he will be under the necessity of throwing it all away. We have had natives off in great numbers today, and if he could procure a piece of blubber to eat by fair means or foul, they devoured it with great relish. If Samuel had allowed them to take it as they wished, we should have had none left. It is sickening to see them. They brought some specimens of their workmanship off today in the shape of ivory images, which were really quite skillful. P.M. We are working down off Mechigmen Bay again. Five ships in sight. About teatime had a call from Captain Sanborn of the Omega and Captain May of the Dromo, of New London; has taken no oil this season. The Omega has one whale. They give the same report in regard to whales that we have heard for sometime: none to be seen. At eight o’clock P.M. we anchored in Mechigmen Bay where we expect to water tomorrow. The Nassau is anchored near us. Captain Murdock came on board after we anchored. He is getting water also. We have both sent rafts inshore tonight. Captain Murdock took the captain of the French ship Napoleon 3rd, which was lost in the ice, of St. Paul Island, where he went with his boat’s crew, and put him on board the Nil, a French whaler.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries from July 13-17, 1860.


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