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

27th July [1848, 1859 and 1861]

Mary Brewster, [Thurs.] JULY 27th [1848]: “Wending our way slowly from the land, was so far out this morning did not attempt to get ashore. One of the men left yesterday or was to be sent home, being nearly blind, one run away, so this is a beginning of what is to come – The land in sight some 40 miles distant which I sigh to leave – not knowing where we shall land next. The weather is very fine and the Ocean smooth, skip jacks dolphin and birds all round the ship. The fish are easily taken and we have a fresh mess nearly every day.”

Mary Lawrence, [Wed.] JULY 27 [1859]: “Saw the land again this morning and found that we had kept about in the same place we were yesterday, as Samuel hoped to do. Saw a ship this afternoon, which was a very welcome sight. Foggy more or less through the day.”

Eliza Williams, [Mon.] July 27 [1861]: “Mr. Morgan has found a first rate place to get water here and we are going to stop and get some tonight. Have just let go the anchor; I should not think the beach was over a quarter of a mile off. It is a bold shore; the water quite deep close in. I have been on deck to look at the land, the mountains are very high, a great deal of snow on them, now and then, a beautiful green spot. I could plainly see where they are going to get water, a deep gully in the mountain and it looks as if a powerful stream run all the way from the top down and a plenty of snow along the sides. We have commenced boiling out the whale.”


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