Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | January 22, 2013

January 22 [1859 and 1861]

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

Mary Lawrence, [Sat.] JANUARY 22 [1859]: “We feared that the children might take cold last night, but our fears were unfounded, and we all feel better for our excursion. The whale that was taken yesterday was brought to our ship this afternoon, and the Dromo’s boats with on the Scotland’s took another today. The whale carried them nearly down to the heads before they killed him. After being killed he sank. They anchored him, leaving one boat by him until they can get him up. Two Spanish boats were down today with beef, raisins, figs, oranges and cheese. We bought some beef and some oranges, which were very nice.”

Eliza Williams, [Thur.] January 22nd [1861]: “We have had a beautiful day, cool and refreshing after the rain. We have commenced painting the Ship today. One boat has been ashore to get some sand to cooper with.”



  1. See Charles Melville Scammon, The Marine Mammals of the Northwestern Coast of North America, 1874 (Dover reprint also available), for detailed description of lagoon whaling for California Gray whales in Baja California.

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