Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | September 9, 2013

9th September [1859 and 1861]

Mary Brewster did not make any journal entries from September 5-9, 1848.

Mary Lawrence, [Thurs.] SEPTEMBER 8 [1859]: “Two ships in sight of us through the day. About noon the wind left us, a dead calm with a heavy swell, Made no headway at all through the afternoon, After tea one of the ships set a signal for gamming. Samuel did not go, but the other captains went. By one of the ship’s signals we found her to be the Christopher Mitchell. Saw East Cape before sunset.” 

Eliza Williams, [Wed.] September 9th [1861]: “It has been a fine day. We came in the Bay just before night yesterday. We found the South Boston in here.  Capt. Randolph came aboard and spent the evening, also Stephen Morgan. Capt. R. feels almost discouraged, he has not got but one whale since we saw them last, that was in here. He was about leaving here when we came in. We raised whales just as we got in last night, one large bowhead close to the ship. We lowered for them and Mr. Morgan got handy to one quite not near enough to dart. This is a large Bay and there is one quite large settlement in here. Capt. R. has been on shore and got a good many furs, fresh butter, very nice after it is salted. The Russians do not salt their butter. There has been quite a snow storm, the land is covered with snow, though the gardens are in their perfection on shore, green and nice. They are about erecting a church at the settlement, Capt. Randolph brought lumber, glass, etc. from the Islands for them. I saw the priest last season that preaches here,”

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