Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | October 21, 2013

21st October [1848 and 1859]

Mary Brewster, SATURDAY [Oct.] 21st [1848]: “Calm and pleasant nearly all day, wind from ENE. Nothing but a few birds in sight. All sail out steering by the wind heading ESE.   LAT. 34.46   LONG. 51.42.”

Mary Lawrence, [Fri.] OCTOBER 21 [1859]: “Almost a calm, bright, warm, and pleasant. Had the stove taken down the first thing. I went to washing after breakfast, having a four weeks’ wash of ship clothing besides a great many port clothes to wash. Minnie took her little tub and washed her dog’s bedclothes, for Jip has had a bed all the season that had to be made up like anybody’s bed. Samuel commenced cleaning the after cabin for his share of the day’s work, while the steward took the forward cabin. The men on deck were employed in washing whalebone. I took Susie the bird on deck today for the first time, and the air resonated with a perfect gush of melody.”

Eliza Williams did not make any entries between October 14 -25,1861.


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