Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | January 6, 2014

January 6, 1849

Mary Brewster, SATURDAY [Jan.] 6th [1849]:“Wind from North to NNE with hard rain. The prospect seems flattering, a long passage. Ends with rain and fog heading NW to W by N.   LAT. 32.36   LONG. 160.44”

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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