Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | February 11, 2013

February 11 [1848 and 1859]

Mary Brewster, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 11th [1848]: “Weather quite pleasant with wind free. All sail out ship heading NW by W. Painting ship is business of the day. Spars buckets with such articles have been particularly attended to. Day closes with pleasant weather.   LAT. 10.10   LONG. 47.5 by lunar [Lunar Distancing Method; a complex form of maritime navigation].”

Mary Lawrence, [Fri.] FEBRUARY 11 [1859]: “This morning the ship went ashore on the flats in attempting to get across from the heads. She was supposed to be the Euphrates, Captain Heath. The Rambler’s boats and the Scotland’s went to her assistance. About 9 A.M. we started for our Addison home, reaching about 1 P.M. We had a head wind and head tide so did not make very rapid progress. Found all well on board. The boats were all on board; as there was such a strong breeze in the morning, it was of no use to set off.”

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

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