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, [Fri.] May 6 : “The gale has abated, and I could go out to my meals today without fear of my dinner being thrown in my lap or under the table. For several days past we have been under the necessity of holding our mugs with one hand and our plates with the other and occasionally snatching a mouthful between the rolls. Some very amusing scenes are enacted often at the table in a gale of wind. The sauce will somehow get on our meat, and the gravy in its turn will get upon the pudding.”
Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries from Feb. 27 – May 7, 1861. Eliza’s future journal entries will be posted on May 8, 10, 11, 13.