Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | September 27, 2012

27th September [1858 and 1860]

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

Mary Lawrence, [Mon.] SEPTEMBER 27 [1858]: “Lost sight of the Benjamin Tucker during the night, and we are again alone. A strong breeze and a heavy sea.”

Eliza Williams, [Fri.] September 27th [1860]: “It has been a clear, cold day. The ground, as far as we can see, is covered with snow, and the mountain tops have been covered for over a month. It won’t be very long now before this water will be one sheet of ice. It is very cold on deck. One wants a greatcoat and mittens to stop up there to walk long now. The ice was falling to the deck all night from the rigging. For a day or two we have had a great many small Birds about the Ship. They were blown off the land. We have seen 3 or 4 Bowheads from the Ship, but it was most night and we did not succeed in getting one. ”


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