Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | November 15, 2013

15th November 1848

Mary Brewster, WEDNESDAY [Nov.] 15th [1848]: “Light winds from NW and very pleasant. At 2 PM saw right whale. The boats lowered after the whale which came up under the steering oar and saw the boat, which frightened his whale-ship so he made off at great speed. At 5, saw more, boats lowered and got fast [managed to harpoon], the iron drew [came out]. So ends this day with good weather.   LAT. 36.46   LONG. 90.27.”

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Mary Lawrence’s journal entry for NOVEMBER 1, 1859 is three pages long (eleven paragraphs). Additionally, she did not make any entries between November 2 through December 1.  Mary was silent and did not make another journal entry until the Addison left the port of Honolulu on December 2, 1859 for the final voyage toward home.

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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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