Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | December 15, 2012

15th December [1847 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, WEDNESDAY [Dec.] 15th [1847]: “Rain with light winds from every point of the compass. At noon got a strong breeze from the westward heading NNW, in the evening altered the course to North, wind moderating and hauling ahead.   LAT. 51.40   LONG. 62.32.”

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

Eliza Williams, [Sun.] December 15th [1860]: “It has been a splendid day, and we have enjoyed it very much, going a sailing, trying to catch Turtle, and visiting the beach. We did not succeed in getting any Turtle, but saw several and a plenty of Seal and Porpoises — Birds in abundance. When they alight, they remind me of an Army of Soldiers. There were a great many boats out fishing. Captain Fish, Wife and little Boy were on shore. There were more signs of vegetation there than i have yet seen. I got a very pretty bunch of red flowers from a thorn-bush, but there was hardly a green leaf on the bush. There were three graves near by with boards to mark the names and ages. The Beach was strewn with bones of Whales captured in seasons past. We have had a nice walk and returned to the Ship this afternoon. The Cliper Ship, Speedwell, Capt. Gibbs, and the Bark Cleone, Capt. Simons, have come in and anchored. My Husband has gone this evening aboard of Speedwell to see Capt. G. and his Wife.”


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