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

20th July [1859 and 1861]

Mary Brewster wrote on July 13, her first entry in several months, that during this voyage….”It is not my intention to keep a daily account during the passage as it is tedious and uninteresting….”  Therefore, true to her word, Mary did not make any journal entries from July 19 through July 21, 1848.

Mary Lawrence, [Wed.] July 20 [1859]: “The afternoon of this day the fog cleared up, and the sun came out bright and pleasant, after having a rainstorm of two days. We have been in the vicinity of Gore’s Island for several days, but it was calm and so thick we could neither see it nor get observations [to determine location]. This morning Samuel thought he had cleared it and, as we had a good breeze, ventured to square the yards and make a fair wind of it. We got a latitude at noon and at 4 P.M. got good altitudes [Error? Longitude not altitude] so that now we know just our position.”

Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries during July 1861. [Mon.] July 20th [1861]: “Another splendid day. We have got under way now and are going to the Northeast Gulf.”


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