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

August 31, 1859

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

Mary Lawrence, [Wed.] AUGUST 31 [1859]: “Very rugged, but the gale has abated. Lowered for whales after breakfast; chased until 2 P.M. in a pouring rainstorm without success. Mr. Crocker’s boatsteerer, a green [inexperienced] Kanaka [native Hawaiian], missed one. (oh, how vexations!) There were an abundance of whales in sight. They would come up and spout once, then disappear from public view, the wildest set of whales that were ever seen, I do believe. About a dozen ships in sight chasing with the same success as ourselves. After tea passed the bark Martha, the Rebecca Sims, and the Henry Kneeland, having a gam. A strong breeze through the night.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries from August 28-September 4, 1861.

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