Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | January 4, 2013

January 4 [1859 and 1861]

Mary Brewster did not make a journal entry fo this date in 1848.

Mary Lawrence, [Tues.] Jan. 4th [1859]: “We are endeavoring to get farther up the channel into the lagoon where the Dromo lays. The passage is very narrow, and it is only at low water that the banks may be seen. At every low tide we advance a little; shall get up in the course of time. The Dromo has taken two whales, the Massachusetts two, the Rambler one, and the Scotland one. Samuel wanted to get his wood before he commenced whaling, but as the whales have commenced coming in, he will probably get it as he can. Our boats today got a nice lot of fish and a heap of birds – snipe, curlew, and plover. The Spaniards came down the lagoon with a load of fresh beef, which they will continue to do through the season, so that we shall live on the fat of the land while here. Had turtle soup and fried turtle steaks today, which was very nice indeed.”

Eliza Williams, [Sun.] January 4th [1861]: “Another beautiful day. The boats have all been gone again today. It seems very lonesome indeed. My Husband shot a Whale but was not quite near enough. The Fourth Mate got a nice large Turtle today.”

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