Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | January 17, 2014

17th January [1849 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, WEDNESDAY  [Jan.] 17th [1849]: “A variety today of calm light air sudden squalls with intolerable heat till a shower of hard rain made it somewhat more comfortable. Ends calm.   LONG. 164.40.”


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, [Thurs.] JANUARY 17 [1860]: “Saw Macauley, or Goat Island in the morning. We approached near it after dinner and sent in two boats for fish and goats. The island is uninhabited. For dinner today we had succotash, or corn and beans, and we did them ample justice. The boats returned about sunset with three or four dozen fish, two goats they had killed and one live one, and four parakeets.” 


Future posts made by Mary Lawrence are January 18-21, 23-29.



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