Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | September 30, 2013

September 30 [1859 and 1861]

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

Mary Lawrence, [Fri.] SEPTEMBER 30 [1859]: “A strong breeze with a heavy head sea. Saw the islands of St. Paul and St. George today. Have seen the former several times before this. The Good Return in sight. In the afternoon had several boats down. We saw no whales; even if we had, Samuel thought it would have been impossible to get a boat down our ship’s side without swamping. We were engaged for the most of the day in stowing down our oil; 159 barrels, a very good whale. We lost about 20 barrels in cutting in.”

Eliza Williams, [Tues.] September 30th [1861]: “We have not seen any whales today. This afternoon we spoke the Ontario. Capt. Foster has been aboard this afternoon. He and my husband have been doing business most all the time, they having exchanged some men. We had some Kanakas that we had got to see that they were returned to Hilo and Capt. Foster had some that would like to go to San Francisco, so they exchanged. Capt. Foster has not got any more oil since he left North East Gulf, 900 bbls. He was in hopes to get one right whale that would make him 1000 bbls.”


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