Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | June 17, 2013

June 17 [1859 and 1861]

Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries during month of June 1861. For June 17th, Eliza wrote: “We are just on the edge of the whaling ground. Have had light winds all day. We shall stop here a spell to see if we can get some oil.”

Mary Lawrence, [Fri.] June 17 [1859]: “A year today since we were stoven [damaged] in the ice. How time flies, and here we are doing nothing even as we were then. Have been lying around today hoping we might see whales again but have seen nothing that looked like a right whale. A ship in sight which we suppose to be the Julian.

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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