Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | June 10, 2013

10th June [1859 and 1861]

Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries during June 1861. On Wednesday, June 10th she wrote: “Quite foggy the most of the day. The greatest distance we could see at any time today has been about 4 miles. Have tacked about, not knowing exactly where we are. The land can’t be far off. We want to get through the Straits but think it is  not safe to try in the fog.”

Mary Lawrence, [Fri.] June 10 [1859]: “The gale has abated, and now by way of change we have dead calm. For the last several days we have had a head wind so that we could not get where we wished to, and now we are delayed still longer. Oh, for patience. I took this day to wash, although it was Friday [wash-day was usually on Mondays], as I had been waiting all the week for a pleasant day. On Kodiak we are under the necessity of taking a pleasant day for such purposes whenever it comes, whether Monday of Saturday.”

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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