Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | June 20, 2013

20th June [1859 and 1861]

Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries during month of June 1861. For [Sat.] June 20th, Eliza wrote: “We have had a fine day but have not seen any whales. Have been looking for them all day. Have seen a bark some ways off and a ship that we call the South Boston. We have heard that the ship Superior, Capt. Wood, had been taken by the natives in Solomon Islands and burnt, the Capt. and all the crew, with the exception of 6 in number, murdered in cold blood. The Capt. of a trader went there and took off thee, all he could get [save].”

Mary Lawrence, [Mon.] June 20 [1859]: “Nearly calm. The ship Julian still in sight.”

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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