Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | December 12, 2012

December 12 [1847 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, SUNDAY [Dec.] 12th [1847]: “This morning we had a splendid view of Staten Land [a chain of  islands at the southern tip of South America]. It lay stretched along our weather beam, distant 30 miles. Its elevations was covered with snow and the sun shining brightly on them gave a landscape full of beauty and grandeur. The morning was mild and pleasant and the contrast with the weather we have had previously was fully appreciated. Raised [saw] a sail, could not make her out, supposed it to be a homeward bound whaleman — We tried to go between the Falklands and mainland but the wind would not admit it. So the ship was kept off NE with a light breeze which hauled ahead in the afternoon but changed to SW at night. Upon the whole we make but little headway the last 24 hours.”

Mary Lawrence did not make any journal entries between December 1 – 24, 1858.

Eliza Williams, [Thur.] December 12th [1860]: “We are having beautiful weather in here. Capt. and his Wife have been aboard and spent the day with us. I have enjoyed it very much. Their little Boy was so much taken up with fishing that he did not come. The Milo, Capt. Fordham, has come in and anchored close by. He, with the other Captains have been aboard a short time.”


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