Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | May 24, 2013

May 24, 1859

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, [Tue.] May 24 [1859]: “Quite pleasant in the morning with a strong breeze. Several ships in sight. Saw the Speedwell ahead with her boats down chasing a whale without success. About 10 A.M. spoke the Speedwell, but as the wind was increasing and every prospect of a coming gale, we did not gam. Mrs. Gibbs and I shook handkerchiefs to our hearts’ content. We were both much disappointed. After we left them, we saw the same whale that they had been chasing going to the whirlwind, the first one we have seen for nearly three weeks.”

Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries during May 1861. She did not make a journal entry for this date in 1861.


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