Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | January 10, 2014

January 10, 1849

Mary Brewster, WEDNESDAY [Jan.] 9th [1849]: “Wind from SE but as night approaches it grows so light that we are reminded of the uncertainty of a fresh breeze for any length of time. Soon anxiously we scan both clouds and compass. I long to get to the Islands and take a fresh start. Ends light airs and fine weather.   LAT. 28.36   LONG. 159.33.”

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.


Mary Lawrence did not make a journal entry for this date in 1860.

Mary Lawrence’s 1860 journal entries include January 14-21, 23-29.


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