Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | July 16, 2012

July 16, 1858

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

Mary Lawrence, [Fri.] JULY 16[1858]: “Sent rafts inshore for water, but owing to the low state of the tide it could not be got off until this afternoon, one boat staying by the casks until another went to relieve them. Just after dinner our eyes were gladdened by the sight of the bowhead. Sent three boats off, but without success, as they were going too rapidly to stand a chance of getting near them. In the afternoon Captain Murdock came on board for a short time. His water they found to be too brackish to use, so that he will be obliged to send in again. Ours we found to be a little brackish, but as we only needed a little, we can get along without being obliged to drink it. The men that were ashore brought me three bouquets, which are very pretty indeed. Since we have been around the land, I have had over thirty different varieties brought me. It looks strangely to see them growing by the side of a snowbank. They must come forward very rapidly, as their seasons are so short. After tea lowered again for bowheads with like success. Finished boiling today. The whale made 25 barrels.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries between July 13-17, 1858.


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