Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | May 20, 2013

May 20 [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, [Fri.] May 20 [1859]: “A heavy sea with rain occasionally. Have seen neither ships nor whales. There is one consolation in knowing that if we should see whales, we could not take them in this weather. Consequently others more fortunate than ourselves are not taking them.”

Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries during May 1861; [Wed.] May 20th [1861]: “It has not been a very fine day — a part of the time foggy and some of it, rainy. It has been clear this afternoon, and we say two Whales — a Cow and a Calf. Lowered three boats, and then first Mate got near enough to prick the Cow with the Iron from the Greener Gun, but it drew out.”


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