Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | September 25, 2013

25th September [1859 and 1861]

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

Mary Lawrence, [Sun.] SEPTEMBER 25 [1859]: “A strong breeze, almost a gale, and quite rugged. Raised a whale about 9 A.M. Hesitated whether or not to lower the boats but finally did so, as we could not resist the temptation. Had the good fortune to strike. The whale did not take the line, no line was parted, neither did any get foul. All things worked right, and about one o’clock P.M. had him alongside. It was very rugged, and Samuel feared that we should not be able to get him in, but they finally succeeded after many hindrances, taking them thirteen hours to cut him in [and process the blubber into oil].   159 barrels.”

Eliza Williams, [Thurs.] September 25th [1861]: “The wind has commenced to blow in good earnest as if we were going to have a good Okhotsk Sea gale, and I think that we will. We have commenced to try out but can’t try out [boil the blubber into oil] much today, it is bad weather.”


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