Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | November 17, 2013

17th November 1848

Mary Brewster, FRIDAY [Nov.] 17th [1848]: “All hands up by 4 this morning, cutting in the whale. Weather cloudy and a bad sea. At 12, got the decks cleared up and the try works under way, by 3, smoke and smut the rest of the time. Ends more smooth and pleasant. The sailors are amusing themselves with catching Gooney’s which they intend cooking in the try pots, tough mess but anything new goes here.” 

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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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