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

September 2, 1859

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

Mary Lawrence, [Fri.] SEPTEMBER 2 [1859]: “Last night for the first part of the night the wind blew very hard from the westward. Afterward it moderated. This morning we found ourselves as it was clear, almost surrounded by ice with land about eight miles distant. If the gale had continued much longer, we should have found ourselves with a number of others in rather a bad fix; but as it is, we are all right. Had a few snow squalls this morning, but afterward it cleared up bright with the wind from the north. Lowered two boats for a whale after breakfast, but he was not seen afterwards. After tea spoke the Cleone, cutting in a whale which, Captain Simmons said, made them three. He also reported the Fabius with four. They all seem to be beating us, and I know none can try more than we do. Saw another ship cutting. A strong breeze sprang up after tea. By observation we found ourselves latitude 70 degrees 30 minutes.”

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


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