Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | July 28, 2012

July 28 [1858 and 1860]

Mary Brewster did not make any journal entries from July 27-31, 1847.

Mary Lawrence, [Wed.] JULY 28 [1858]: “Laying off and on shore. Pleasant inshore and a gale of wind off. Ten ships in sight.”

Eliza Williams, [Sat.] July 28th [1860]: “It has been a fine day, and Mr. Shephard, our fourth Mate, came off about 9 o’clock to tell us that we have a Whale. He and the second Mate have been off towards Shanta Gut and found the dead Whale. It had washed ashore. It was a large one. They think about 125 bbls. We think we may save about 30 bbls, but the bone is nice; about as nice and as large a head as we took last season. My Husband had just gone to look for Whales, and they called him back. We have now taken the anchor to go for the bone and what we can save of the blubber.”


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