Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | June 9, 2013

June 9 [1859 and 1861]

Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries during June 1861. On Tuesday, June 9th she wrote: “More or less foggy all day. We are pretty near the Straits, we think. Can’t tell exactly, not having the opportunity to take an exact observation [using a sextant or other mathematical methods] for some days. Have not seen land.”

Mary Lawrence, [Thurs.] June 9 [1859]: “The gale remains the same, rather a moderate gale attended with considerable rain; gloomy, disagreeable weather. No whales to be seen, and all hands appear to be rather low in spirits.”

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.


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