Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | May 30, 2013

May 30 [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, [Mon.] May 30 [1859]: “Spoke the Robert Edwards, Captain Wood, in the morning. Thought it was too early to come on board, as he wanted to look out for whales. In the afternoon spoke the Good Return, Captain Fish. Both captains came on board, and we had a very pleasant time. Captain Fish is right from our home; consequently could tell us considerable news. He brought Minnie a large paper of candy and brought and sent me two tins of preserved pears, a bag of Indian meal, and three bottles of currant wine. Have neither of them taken anything, and they with others think the prospect rather gloomy. Captain Wood brought his wife out as far as Valparaiso, from which place she, being tired of the seam left for home. Two other ships in sight at sunset.”

Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries during May 1861. She made the following entry for [Sat.] May 30th [1861]: “We have a fair wind and are leaving the Japan Sea as fast as we can.”

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