Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | November 2, 2013

2nd November [1848 and 1859]

Mary Brewster, THURSDAY [Nov.] 2nd [1848]: “Fresh breezes from the SSW and rugged. Saw the Island of Amsterdam 25 miles to windward this morning. Was calculating to stop there and get some fresh fish today was not able to make it. Ends cloudy and overcast with light winds form the South. The island 40 miles distant heading ESE by the wind.   LAT. 37.20   LONG. 78.10.”

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NOTE: Mary Lawrence’s journal entry for NOVEMBER 1, 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, [Tuesday] NOVEMBER 1 [through 30] 1859: “….The king and suite were to leave the same time in the schooner Maria, and as her accommodations were so small, Samuel was asked to take a few, the governor and some of his attendants, on board the Addison, which he consented to do on conditions that they should pay the steamer for towing us in. They accepted the terms….” (To be continued tomorrow, November 3).

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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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