Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | September 20, 2013

September 20 [1848 and 1861]

Mary Brewster, WEDNESDAY [September] 20th [1848]: “Fresh breezes the first part. Latter next too calm. This is the anniversary of my birth and the first one passed at sea. A year ago we were about starting for home, we are now wending our way as fast from it as wind will carry us. Quite a contrast but not a unpleasant one as we came of choice hoping to realize sufficient to enable us to settle down, should we live to accomplish this voyage.   LAT. 34.36   LONG. 15.50.”

Mary Lawrence did not make a journal entry in 1859.

Eliza Williams, [Sat.] September 20th, [1861]: “We are now bound right whaling the rest of the season. We will look on the ground that we were on in June and, if we do not find anything, will go farther South off Aloid Island, and stop a few days, and then steer for our port, San Francisco as fast as we can go. We will most likely have strong winds as they generally do this time of the year in those latitudes. This is our last season, I suppose, and I would like much to get some more oil before going into port.”


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