Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | January 4, 2014

4th January 1849

Mary Brewster, THURSDAY [Jan.] 4th [1849]:“First part calm with pleasant weather. Middle and last lights airs from North and of course ahead.   LAT. 34   LONG. 158.49.”

Through most of January 1849, Mary Brewster made nearly daily journal entries. However, most of them are very brief.  Oftentimes, Mary’s journal entries are reflective of 19th-century whaling ships’ logs entries that typically would have been made by the captain or first officer of the vessels.

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Mary Lawrence did not make a journal entries from January 3-6, 1860. However, Mary Lawrence’s 1860 journal entries include January 7-9, 14-21, 23-29.

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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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