Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | January 26, 2013

January 26 [1848, 1859 and 1861]

Mary Brewster, WEDNESDAY [Jan.] 26th [1848]: “Steering NE by N with a good breeze. This afternoon kept the ship off to N by E and set studding sail. Saw an English Brig she set a signal with the No.121, but did not understand what it meant. Her name was Ceres.   LAT. 13.38   LONG. 34.39.”

Mary Lawrence, [Wed.] JANUARY 26 [1859]: “The boats went up the lagoon as usual this morning and will bring the whale down when they come. Samuel and Captain May went fishing and oystering this forenoon; were quite successful. Got over a hundred good-sized fish and as many oysters as they wished to bring down. Got the whale alongside about dark.”

Eliza Williams, [Mon.] January 25th [1861]: “The Florida has come back into the Bay. The Captain has been aboard. All hands feel disappointed about the Whale. It was a large one, but they did not save much of him. It was very rugged outside and some time before they could cut him in, so the Sharks got about all. I think it is quite provoking to be so bothered with Sharks.”

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