Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | December 9, 2013

December 9, 1848

Remaining 1848 journal entries of Mary Brewster will be posted for December 9-10th; 19, 22, 24-25; 27-31.

On SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9th, 1848, Mary Brewster wrote: “A long time has passed since I penned a line about the weather which has been very rough most of the time with no change save from bad to worse, heavy gales and bad seas. Today we have had a succession of squalls with hail and rain. Ship rolling so that no one can hardly keep their seat, though it may be lashed very secure. I long for fine weather.”

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Mary Lawrence’s did not make any entries from November 2 through December 1She did not make another journal entry until the Addison left the port of Honolulu on December 2, 1859 for the final voyage toward home.

Mary Lawrence’s next journal entry will be posted on December 20. For the remaining month of December, there are only seven additional entries; Dec. 23-28; and December 31, 1859.

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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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