Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | July 31, 2013

31st July [1859 and 1861]

Mary Brewster is did not make a journal entry for this date in 1848.

Mary Lawrence, [Sun.] JULY 31 [1859]: “The last month of our dependence. When it is gone, we shall probably be able to tell whether there is anything for us. It does not look very promising today; it is blowing a gale of wind and quite thick. Several ships in sight. Passed the bark Covington, Captain Newman. Saw a bowhead today going like a shot to the windward, probably to the ice.”

Eliza Williams, [Fri.] July 31st [1861]: “We came through the straight in the night and came to anchor this morning. Have sent two boats in shore farther up to look for whales. It is quite clear, only about the land it has been smooth and nice all day. We are stowing down our oil today. Our whale will make about 90 bbls. of oil.”


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