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

November 1 [1848 and 1859]

Mary Brewster, WEDNESDAY [Nov.] 1st [1848]: “Fresh gales from WSW and hazy thick weather, heading SE by S with double reefed sails. No whales and no signs of any is the cry here. [Day] Ends rugged.   LONG. 76.25”

NOTE: Mary Lawrence’s journal entry for this date in 1858 is three pages long (eleven paragraphs). Additionally, she did not make any entries between November 2 through December 1. Therefore, the journal entry for this date will be divided into eleven installments, a single paragraph will be posted for the next eleven days (or through November 11).

Mary Lawrence, NOVEMBER 1 [through 30] 1859: “Arrived at Lahaina [Maui] about three o’clock P.M. Had a visit from the customhouse officer, soon afterward which we went ashore. John Adams has seemed low for several days past, and we very much feared that he would never reach Maui. On our arrival he was carried ashore to his friends and bore the change as well as could be expected. We went immediately after landing to Mr. Gilman’s, where we were cordially received; found all friends well, bade them an affectionate aloha, and left for Honolulu the afternoon of the next day….” (To be continued tomorrow, November 2).

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.



  1. Gilman is a familiar name in this section of Connecticut. I wonder if Mr. Gilman was one of our locals who settled in Hawaii to conduct business?

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