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

September 18, 1859

Mary Brewster did not make any journal entries between September 15-19, 1848. 

Mary Lawrence, [Sun.] SEPTEMBER 18 [1859]: “Thick fog for the most part of the day with a strong breeze. Lowered for whales  about 10 A.M.; fastened to one. He appeared quite still, the other boats were drawing near, and we were beginning to hope that the prize might be ours, when lo! here he was close to the ship, loose. What a change in our feelings. The boats chased him for a while but soon gave up in despair, as he was going very fast to windward. When the boats returned, we learned that they were obliged to cut from him in consequence of having a foul line. Out of six whales that we have been fast to, we have saved two. The Benjamin Morgan has struck seven and saved five, which makes quite a difference in a season’s work. Saw the Rambler’s boats fast to a whale for a few minutes this afternoon, but they soon lost him.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries from September 13-19, 1861.


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