Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | June 29, 2013

29th June [1859 and 1861]

Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries during June 1861. On [Mon.] June 29th, 1861; Eliza wrote: “It has been a very fine day. We saw this morning the bark Ontario and spoke her. Capt. Foster came aboard and spent the day; he has not gone aboard this evening. He has lately got a whale and is not boiling. It was a large one but poor. He thinks it will stow down 50 bbls [barrels]. We have had quite a pleasant gam; Capt. Foster is quite a social man. He has seen several ships; California, Othello, and others. They have not any of them got much oil. There is a ship in sight now on the starboard quarter but some ways off; don’t know who she is yet.”

Mary Lawrence, [Wed.] June 29 [1859]: “Saw a large whale in the morning and another in the afternoon, but it was too rugged [to go after it].”

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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