Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | September 11, 2013

11th September [1859 and 1861]

Mary Brewster did not make any journal entries for September 11-13, 1848.

Mary Lawrence, [Sun.] SEPTEMBER 11 [1859]: “Saw land astern of us this morning which we suppose to be St. Lawrence Bay. A bark on our lee beam about 10 A.M. She set her signal, and we went down and spoke her. She proved to be the bark George. Captain Silva came on board and stopped until about 2 P.M. He has taken two whales this season. Was stove in the ice for several weeks ago and leaks quite badly. Light airs for most of the day so that we make but little headway. Captain Silva went on board again about 2 P.M., and just before dark we spoke again to see is it was advisable to run. They decided to do so, and Samuel was up through the night. It was quite a dangerous route to attempt in the night in a thick fog, as Indian Point, a very low neck of land, runs out for a long distance; and on the other hand there is a strong current setting you in to St. Lawrence Island, which lies at the center of the Strait.”

Eliza Williams, [Fri.] September 11th [1861]: “It has been a fine day and a few whales in sight but they are very uneasy and it seems quite difficult to get near them so we will not stop but leave and try to get to Horse Shoe Bay. Capt. Randolph has been aboard a short time and bid us good by[e], and has gone right whaling. He brought me some butter and some nice turnips, they were a real treat.”


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