Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | July 7, 2013

7th July [1859 and 1861]

Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries during July 1861. Eliza wrote: [Tues.] July 7, 1861: “This morning early, we had a breeze and came into the Bay. We found three ships in here, the California, Capt. West, the Jeanette, Capt. Winslow, and the South Boston, Capt. Randolph. We sent a boat aboard for him before breakfast. He has spent the day with us. We have enjoyed it very much. He has received a box of books, and papers, and some letters from his wife. He brought me some papers. These ships have not done much yet; the Othello, Capt. Killmer, is up in the Gulf. There are no whales here now. We have not come to anchor and think of going a few miles further for water.”

Mary Lawrence, [Thurs.] July 7 [1859]: “Just after we go through [Unimak Passage] last night, the wind left us entirely; but we were safely through, and all was well. Nearly calm in the morning, clear and pleasant, land visible.”

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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