Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | August 6, 2013

6th August [1859 and 1861]

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

Mary Lawrence, [Sat.] AUGUST 6 [1859]: “A strong breeze, which soon increased to a gale. Six ships in sight; the Speedwell close by us. Passed the Robert Edwards, the Caravan, and the Champion. After tea the gale increased and bade fair to be the most severe of the season.”

Eliza Williams, [Thurs.] August 6th [1861]: “The land is not far off and the man aloft has raised [spotted/seen] a ship, in shore about 10 miles off. We think it is the Othello; she is boiling. I do not think we will speak her this afternoon. We are slowing down an boiling.”

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