Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | August 19, 2012

18th August [1847, 1858 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, WEDNESDAY [Aug.] 18th [1847]: “Employed in sewing all day. The weather very warm and uncomfortable. Nothing new stirring in the place. Mr. Hunt and the new missionaries called — both agreeable and to appearance good at heart. Mr. Geddy has a wife and two children.”

Mary Lawrence, [Wed.] AUGUST 18 [1858]: “Rather cloudy but not foggy. Spoke the Omega, Captain Sanborn; three whales this season. Saw whales this forenoon. Three boats lowered; one got near the whale, but the boatsteerer missed in darting [harpooning]. Stowed down 42 barrels in the afternoon. Cloudy and drizzly for the most of the day. Saw the James Maury take a whale today.”

Eliza Williams, [Sat.] August 18th [1860]: “Came in sight of Okhotsk City this afternoon and came to anchor just before dark, about 4 miles off. It is a splendid evening. Willie [her son] and I have been on deck till we came to anchor, since tea.”

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