Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | January 24, 2014

24th January [1849 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, WEDNESDAY [Jan.] 24 [1849]: “Calm. Calmer, Calmest of all. I never suffered as much as with the heat as we have the last few days. I shall prize a cool breeze should we again feel one. The land yet in sight.   LAT. 15.07, made 6 miles, wonderful speed.”

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, [Thurs.] JANUARY 24 [1860]: “A pleasant day, but a head wind. Improved the day by washing.”

Future posts made by Mary Lawrence are January 24-29.

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