Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | October 5, 2012

5th October [1858 and 1860]

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

Mary Lawrence, [Tues.] OCTOBER 5 [1858]: “In the morning the brig was out of sight, but in the afternoon she appeared again, having gained on us. This has been rather a squally day. Considerable rain has fallen, and everybody on deck is using an abundant supply of rainwater for washing purposes. Having stopped up the scuppers, they use the whole deck for one grand washtub. They all, especially the Kanakas [A 19th century term for native Hawaiians], appear delighted to get in warm weather again. A fine breeze, and the Addison has been going at the rate of seven or eight knots.”

Eliza Williams, [Sat.] October 5th [1860]: “The gale has not abated much. We spoke the Othello this morning. The Captain is not going back to look for Whales but is going direct to the Islands. We shall not go back, but go to Hakodadi. The Othello is in sight tonight.”


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