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

28th August [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, SATURDAY [Aug.] 28th [1847]: “Went on board of ship Tiger to get what things I need. Oh dear — what a change, my neat pretty room given to the mates, things stowed away in the stateroom, packing in various forms. My rocking chair on deck looking as if it was no stranger to weather, on looking above there was the table in the main top! What works, says I — Never mind, is the answer, the ship is full — This afternoon husband and self took a ride up to Mount Bald to see Mrs. Baldwin who stops here for the climate is cooler and she is quite out of health. At 3, we left, stopped at Lahainaluna, and called on all the families, took tea to Mrs. Hunt’s and at dark was home –“

Mary Lawrence, [Sat.]  AUGUST 28 [1858]: “Saw nothing that looked like bowheads through the morning, but an abundance of mussel diggers visible. A number of ships in sight, the greater part of them boiling. In the afternoon raised a bowhead and sent the boats out in pursuit of him. While they were out, five or six made their appearance, and we had the wonderful good fortune to capture one. We got him alongside about 7 P.M., so that we had more night work in getting him in. As Samuel was to be up through the night, I took Minnie to bed with me; but as she could not come without Billy Button, I had two bedfellows. After we had taken the whale alongside, Captain Soule of the William C. Nye came on board and stopped about an hour; and after he left, Captain Stewart of the Mary and Susan made us a call. They have each taken nine whales this season, while this one makes us seven. I wish that we had several more, but I believe I feel truly thankful for what we have done. It is so much better than we feared at one time. I think it will turn out to be quite a good season for whales to those who remained here, after all. Spoke the Milo’s boats also today. She has taken nine whales.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries from August 19-September 4, 1860.

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