Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | August 15, 2013

August 15, 1859

Mary Brewster did not make a journal entry for this date in 1849.

Mary Lawrence, [Mon.] AUGUST 15 [1859]: “About 11 A.M. raised [spotted] two bowheads. Called the watch immediately; lowered four boats, two after each whale. Mr. Huntley soon had the good fortune to strike one and about half-past one o’clock had a  large bowhead alongside. So the old Addison has saved skunk, as the saying is. Never was a whale more acceptable to a ships’ company. May it be a precursor of several more. A dozen ships in sight and all chasing, but we were the only fortunate ones in this company. Saw a ship or bark boiling. They commenced cutting in [processing the whale; cutting off the blubber] about half-past 3 P.M.

Eliza Williams was silent between August 15-17, 1861.

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