Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | October 1, 2013

1st October [1859 and 1861]

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

Mary Lawrence, [Sat.] OCTOBER 1 [1859]: “Last night it moderated even to a calm. The wind commenced breezing up again about 10 A.M. and continued until it amounted to a gale. The Good Return in sight; commenced boiling this morning. Suppose he must have taken a whale the day before we saw him, as he was unsuccessful in his attempts yesterday. Moderated towards night, and the rain poured almost in torrents.”

Eliza Williams, [Wed.] October 1st [1861]: “We took in sail and lay back in hopes of seeing whales today. We have seen a number but it has been too rugged to lower for them. Tonight, we have got under way and are going direct to the port of San Francisco as fast as we can go. We will not be sorry to leave this country, any of us. I don’t think it will be likely the last port we shall visit before we go to our own home port.  The Ontario has got under way and is bound to the Sandwich Islands. We have not seen the South Boston, we think she has left for port.”


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