Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | January 10, 2013

January 10, 1859

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

Mary Lawrence, [Mon.] JANUARY 10 [1859]: “Boats took another whale today, which they were obliged to anchor, as there was a head tide. The boats go up the lagoon about thirty miles. Manuel, boatsteerer, attempted to strike a turtle yesterday and cut his hand so that he will not be able to go in a boat again at present. Our ship will be quite a hospital if they keep on coming down. Mr. Forsyth, our mate, has been laid up nearly ever since we left Oahu with rheumatism, the cook has been off duty for about two weeks, also one of the foremasthands, and Antone, boatsteerer, has been off duty several days with a cold, pain in his bones, lame back, etc., and tonight Heughan, another boatsteerer, has given up. It is bad to have boatsteerers give up now. They are needed so much now. Have been obliged to take two men from the forecastle to act in that capacity. Since the Oahu left us, she has had several boats stoven and one man’s leg broken, a bad beginning. The Cynthia has taken six whales and the Carib four. They are both a number of miles father in the lagoon than we are or can get.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries for this date in 1861.


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