Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | June 27, 2013

27th June 1859

Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries during June 1861.

Mary Lawrence, [Mon]. June 27 [1859]: “Captain Winegar and Sammy came on board and passed the day by special invitation. We had a very pleasant time. After tea it became rough with a strong breeze, the barometer giving indication of a gale. Consequently he left early. We expect to part company now, after enjoying each other’s society for nearly a fortnight, as he intends going through Unimak straits into Bristol Bay and we think of going farther to the westward through [One] Seventy-two Passage into the same bay, hoping to find whales before we go in.  After Mr. Huntley came on board, we learned that there had been a stabbing affray on board the Julian. Two of the men, an Irishman and a Spaniard, got into a dispute, when the Irishman stabbed the other with his sheath knife quite badly in his shoulder. The mate had him put in irons immediately.”

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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