Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | May 15, 2013

15th May [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. Therefore, Mary Brewster’s entries will resume on this blog starting July 13, 2013.

Mary Lawrence, [Sun.] May 15 [1859]: “Moderated some. A strong breeze with rain occasionally at night. A calm with a heavy sea, which was more uncomfortable than a gale of wind. Foggy.”

Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries during May 1861; [Fri.] May 15th [1861]: “The sun shone finely today, but the wind has been blowing a gale, and the Children and I have had to stop on board. There is a very heavy swell right here in the Harbour. The Junks are rolling and pitching and swinging around. On shore the sand is blowing in clouds about, and shingles are whirling in all directions. The Japanese are beginning to put on shingles like ours, I see, on some of the new buildings. Formerly they put them on and covered the roofs with large round stones to keep them on. Almost every Japanese building on Hakodadi is built in that way.”

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