Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | August 10, 2012

10th August [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, TUESDAY [Aug.] 10th [1847]: “Was up by the time it was light and had just got ready when Anderson Forbes came to escort me to Lahainaluna. I had a fine ride and got there before breakfast, found Mrs. Forbes quite well and making great calculations about going to the States. They will go in the first ship which can take them. Called on all the families and enjoyed myself very much. Took tea and at sunset was home again.”

Mary Lawrence, [Tues.] AUGUST 10 [1858]: “This is the day that Samuel set to leave the Arctic, provided he saw no better chance than he has seen. We have been proceeding north for a day or two, or northeast, toward Cape Lisburne [Lat. 68.52’33” N; Long. 166.6’25” W]. Saw the land this morning, and about 10 A.M. commenced raising ships, two of them boiling. Soon after saw a carcass and soon after that raised two bowheads. Soon after we lowered, a bark’s boats struck a whale; and that set the others in such commotion that it was impossible to get near them. Presently more whales came in sight, and we had a fair prospect of getting one, when another ship struck , and they all went to the windward with great speed. So ends our chasing for this day. Ill luck seems to attend us. Oh, Dame Fortune, just for one of thy smiles!”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries from August 10-17, 1860.


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