Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | April 1, 2013

1st April [1859 and 1861]

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.

Between March 30 – April 21, 1859, Mary Lawrence made six different journal entries but did not date them. So the entries which appear here through April 4, are assumed or estimated based upon future entries she dated and begin May 1, 1859.

Between [MARCH 30-APRIL 21, 1859]: Mary continued her journal entry: “….Two captain’s ladies are stopping at Lahaina this season, ten at Hilo, and five at Honolulu. Mr. Bishop and family are at the States; his pulpit is supplied by Mr. Andrews, of Lahainaluna. We attended church two Sabbaths. The last was very rainy; there were eleven persons present, I being the only female. I had been out in worse weather at home and felt as if I could not be denied the privilege of attending church, as opportunity occurs so seldom….”

Mary Lawrence’s entry will be continued tomorrow, April 2.

Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries from Feb. 27 – May 7, 1861. On Monday, April 1st Eliza wrote: “We have had a pleasant day and a good breeze. We expect to see the Island of Hawaii one of the Sandwich Islands group in the morning. It is very high land, and one of the highest Mountains in the world is on it. It is seen a long way off. It is the largest Island of the group. I want much to see them, as I have not been there the [this] voyage.”


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