Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | April 23, 2013

23 April 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.

Mary Lawrence’s journal will resume May 1, 1859.

Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries from Feb. 27 – May 7, 1861. On Tuesday, April 23, 1861, Eliza wrote: “We have had a very fine day, but the heat is almost intolerable. It is very dull now, though in the way of work there is always something going on on Shipboard. The Men are very busy making Spun Yarn, small rope, out of large, repairing and painting boats, making and mending sails, besides the usual duties of scrubbing decks, etc.”


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