Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | February 20, 2013

February 17 [1859 and 1861]

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

Mary Lawrence, [Thur.] FEBRUARY 17 [1859]: “We have fish in abundance to eat now. Had one of the nicest, stuffed and baked, for supper that I ever tasted. Mr. Huntley and Mr. Crocker went fishing today. Samuel and Captain Allen went up in the afternoon. They did not take quite as many as they did yesterday. Mr. Forsyth went gunning; shot about a dozen curlew and ducks, which wer very nice. Captain May came on board to tea with us.”

Eliza Williams, [Tue.] February 17th [1861]: “The third Mate of the Florida says they saw about 20 Whales yesterday afternoon, all coming into the Bay — two small Calves were with them. The second Mate of the Callao struck one but they had to cut [release] him. This afternoon Mr. Morgan struck a Cow Whale. She had a young Calf with her. They succeeded in getting the Whale and towing it to the Ship before Night. They think her a good-sized one and very fat. Mr. Morgan told me that she took her Calf on her fin and ran with it after she was struck. When they killed the Calf, she stopped and fought the boat. She stove [broke] two but not very badly.”

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