Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | February 24, 2013

February 24, 1859

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

Mary Lawrence, [Thur.] FEBRUARY 22 [1859]: “Took up our anchor this morning and got under way in company with the Dromo, as he did not go yesterday on account of there being a strong breeze. Stowed down our oil yesterday. The whole amount of oil belonging to the Addison taken on the coast of California is 213 barrels [approximately 6, 709 gallons]. We hope we still to get a sperm whale on our way to the Islands. We anchored in the bay about noon. Saw a tent with flags flying onshore; concluded they were having a picnic. Soon after we anchored, a boat came off to us with an invitation to us to unite with them, which invitation we cordially accepted. On our arrival there we found Captain Willis, wife and three children; Captain Weeks, wife and two children (he left the bay before but came back on account of having bad weather outside); Captain Ashley, wife and one child of the Reindeer; Captain May of the Dromo; the Levi Starbuck; Captain Chatfield of the Massachusetts; Captain Jernegen of the Levi Starbuck; Captain Chester of the Majestic; Captain Booker of the Hibernia; Captain Hathaway of the L.C. Richmond; and Captain Lawrence, wife and one child of the Addison. Made ten captains, four ladies, and seven children. We could hardly realize that we were whaling. Had a nice chowder, coffee, cold ham, cake, bread, crackers, and cookies. We also roasted plenty of oysters.

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


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