Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | May 29, 2013

29th 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 29 [1859]: “Have seen nothing but finbacks, humpbacks, and sulphur-bottoms for several days; not a ship to be seen. We are now bound in to the northeast to see what may be there.   7 P.M. Lowered for a right whale, but they could not get quite near enough to strike. He had previously been struck and injured; had an iron already in him, which one would suppose to be anything but comfortable.”

Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries during May 1861. She made the following entry for [Fri.] May 29th [1861]: “We are now in Broughton Bay. Have been quite near the land. Have seen no Whales except a few Humpbacks. Shall leave tonight.”


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