Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | October 9, 2013

9th October [1848, 1859 and 1861]

Mary Brewster, MONDAY [Oct.] 9th [1848]: “No improvement in the sea, still continues very rough. Weather cloudy cold and anything but cheering. Hard squalls occasionally by way of variety from ENE. So ends another day.   LONG. 29.20 East.”

Mary Lawrence, [Sun.] OCTOBER 9 [1859]: “The gale has abated a little since yesterday, but it still blows very fresh. We have a heavy sea from all directions, and our good ship pitches, plunges, and rolls about in a way that would almost frighten a looker-on, especially in the squalls, which come very often today. I think this may be called the line gale, although it is rather late for it. At any rate it is the hardest gale we have experienced this voyage.”

Eliza Williams, [Thurs.] October 9th [1861]: “We have crossed the meridian today, and have gained one day. We have butchered a nice pig today, quite fat and very nice leafs of lard; she weighed 200 lbs. It shows what can be done in the pork line on ship board; she was raised on board this ship and is the Wellington Island breed.”


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