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

29th July [1848, 1859 and 1861]

Mary Brewster, [Sat.] JULY 29th [1848]: “The last few days we have been cruising round but have seen no whales. The Island of Pico was in sight this afternoon. The weather very pleasant sea smooth wind very light.   LAT. 37.10   LONG. 28.10.”

Mary Lawrence, [Fri.] JULY 29 [1859]: “A thick fog in the morning, but it cleared away so that about noon it was quite pleasant. I regretted very much that I had not washed, for I have been waiting two weeks for a good day. Ships in sight in all directions. We were surprised to see ships coming from the vicinity of Cape Lisburne. Saw Captain Coffin speak a ship. Afterward we spoke the Champion, who informed us that it was the Hibernia. Captain Edwards had taken six right whales, two on Kodiak and two off Cape Thaddeus, where right whales were never heard of before. He reported that Cape Lisburne was full of ice and about forty ships there waiting for the ice to open.”

Eliza Williams did not make a journal entry for this date in 1861.


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