Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | September 8, 2012

September 8, 1858

Mary Brewster did not make a journal entry for this date in 1847.

Mary Lawrence, [Wed.] SEPTEMBER 8 [1858]: “Started today on our way out of the Arctic after it lightened up a little. Could get no good observations [navigational readings], so Samuel was obliged to act according to the best of his judgement [During the 18th century, similar observations were often referred to as ‘Dead Reckoning’]. I shall be glad when we get safely through the [Bering] Strait, although I should like much to have had a couple more whales before leaving. We may get one in Bristol Bay yet, as we go through on our way to the Islands and shall probably stop there a week or ten days.”

Eliza Williams did not make a journal entry for this date in 1860.

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