Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | December 6, 2012

December 6 [1847, 1858, and 1860]

Mary Brewster, MONDAY [Dec.] 6th [1847]: “Nearly calm with a heavy head sea. Snowing at intervals through the day. In the afternoon wind came ahead and blowing a gale. Took in everything but the Mn [Main] topsail and hove the ship to the wind, heading SSE. Mr. Brewster did not consider it safe to lodge in the [deck] house and so went below and occupied our stateroom.   LAT. 56.12   LONG. 80.17.”

Part 7 (of 7) – Mary Lawrence, [Tues.] NOVEMBER 30 [1858] continued: “…A few days before leaving port the sound of sorrow again borne to us from the sea. The bark Rajah was wrecked in the Okhotsk Sea; the captain, one or two officers, and ten men were lost. As Mr. Damon on the next Sabbath prayed so earnestly for the wives and families of the lost ones, the thought came over me how little those faraway ones realized the prayers that had ascended for them on account of their loneliness and bereavement. God be with them to comfort and protect them when the sad tidings shall reach them.”

Eliza Williams, [Fri.] December 6th [1860]: “It has been a very fine day. An island in sight, called Guadaloupe. We are just now about 140 miles from Turtle Bay.”

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