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

March 11, 1859

Mary Brewster’s journal for her voyage from 1845 – 1848 ended on March 8, 1848 when the Tiger arrived home (Stonington, CT). Mary and her husband, Samuel did not return to sea for their last voyage until June 1848. However, Mary’s journal-writing did not resume until July 13, 1848.

Mary Lawrence, [Wed.] MARCH 9 [1859]: “Captain Molde of the Antilla sent a fine pig as a present to us this morning, also several tins of preserved meats put in Germany, a nice present. Our boats that we sent up fishing arrived this morning. They were not very successful in getting fish but got four very large turtle and three small ones, and also two boatloads of oysters. We shall try to keep some of them fresh as a treat to the good people of Maui. About 10 A.M. Samuel took us ashore that we might have one more run. We took a few oysters with us that we might have the pleasure of making a fire and roasting them. We went back a little way where the flowers grew; found a very pretty bouquet and some handsome specimens of cactus flowers. Then we went on the beach, found a few shells, helped the boat’s crew dig clams, filled a bag with shells for the benefit of our biddies. Ate our oysters. Minnie went wading for a few minutes, and then we bid adieu to the shores of Margarita Bay for the present. After dinner we got under way with a nice breeze in company with the other two vessels.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries from Feb. 27 – Mar. 25, 1861.

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