Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | August 19, 2013

August 19 [1859 and 1861]

Mary Brewster did not make any journal entries from August 17-September 4, 1848.

Mary Lawrence, [Fri.] AUGUST 19 [1859]: “A fine, pleasant morning. We need not have stowed down our oil last night, as it proved, but it was best to be on the safe side; oil is too scarce to be thrown overboard in these hard times. We stowed down 90 barrels; have not finished boiling yet. Lowered several times without success. Whales very wild; seek them once and then they vanish. Saw the ice today at a distance. It looks quite formidable. Twenty ships in sight.”

Eliza Williams, [Wed.] August 19th [1861]: “It gas been quite unpleasant all day, the fore part of the day it was blowing hard, then the wind lulled a good deal and it rained powerful. Toward night, it became quite calm and a haze, or fog, in shore. We were running along the land and the wind left us and the first we knew the rocks were close by. The large rocks were not far off but not more than a quarter of a mile off were some sunken ones and the breakers breaking over them. We narrowly escaped the danger. We have been looking for our boats; we are afraid they are suffering with cold and hunger.”


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