Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | September 24, 2013

September 24, 1859

Mary Brewster did not make a journal entry for this date in 1848.

Mary Lawrence, [Sat.] SEPTEMBER 24 [1859]: “A dead calm. Samuel lowered a boat about 9 A.M. and went on board the Rambler, Captain Willis having set a signal for him. While there they spoke the Good Return, and Captain Fish went on board. He has taken one small bowhead and picked up two, making him in all about 200 barrels. He reported the Julian as having been in St. Lawrence Bay to repair and took one bowhead while there. Reports a great many whales in the bay, but it was blowing a gale of wind so that their anchors would not hold. Captain Willis sent Minnie and myself a lot of books to read, which were indeed a treat. Sent Minnie a bottle of lemon syrup and me a fowl. After Samuel came on board, the ships to windward raised a whale, which was missed by one of the Rambler’s boatsteerers. Shall we have another chance? If we could but get one or two more, how grateful we would be.”

Eliza Williams did not make a journal entry for this date in 1861.


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