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

October 30 [1848 AND 1859]

Mary Brewster, MONDAY [Oct.] 30th [1848]: “Commenced with fresh breezes from NW and thick weather. Latter fresh gales from SW and squally with hard rain. At 7 PM the ship came to be the wind with a closed reefed sails. Ends with a very bad sea and wind blowing hard.   LAT. 35.54   LONG. 72.10”

Mary Lawrence, [Sun.] OCTOBER 30 [1859]: “A strong breeze, and we are going very nearly as we would wish, the first time for several days that we have headed within a couple of points as we would wish. It is doubtful now if we fetch Maui. We shall probably see land tomorrow night if this breeze continues.”

Eliza Williams, her husband and their two children, aboard the Florida anchored safely in San Francisco Bay on the afternoon of October 26, 1861; ending a three-year whaling voyage.


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