Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | July 3, 2013

3rd July [1859 and 1861]

Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries during July 1861. On [Fri.] July 3rd, 1861; Eliza wrote: “It has been a very foggy day and a strong breeze. Tonight, the wind in increasing and we have just taken in sail and will lay back tonight, not thinking it safe to run as the land is not very far off.”

Mary Lawrence, [Sun.] July 3 [1859]: “A fine pleasant day, but a head wind, the first day that we have had an hour of pleasant weather for a week. Tomorrow is the glorious Fourth, and what bright anticipations of the morrow are mingled with the religious exercises of today. If we could only get a whale on that day, our anticipation would be more than realized. We would ask no better celebration. I cannot give up the hope of getting something this season. I know there must be a little for us.”

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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