Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | January 6, 2013

January 6 [1848 and 1859]

Mary Brewster, THURSDAY [Jan.] 6th [1848]: “Calm all day. The oil is stowed down and the decks cleared up for this first time since we came out as the casks have taken up all the room so we have had hardly a chance to walk. This is a beautiful moonlight evening. The men are dancing and fiddling and all is mirth and joy on board. Our ship passes for a full one as all the oil could not be put below and we have 5 bbls [barrels] on deck with all of the water save 2 casks and one of flour, all the rest is on deck.   LAT. 26.45.”

Mary Lawrence, [Thurs.] JANUARY 6 [1859]: “The boats went up after the whale and got back to the ship about three o’clock. Afterward they cut him in. Captain May and his son came on board several times during the day.”

Eliza Williams did not make a journal entry for this date in 1861.


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