Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | January 27, 2014

January 27 [1849 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, SATURDAY [Jan.] 27th [1849]: “Light fair wind all day. The land in sight at sundown. I feel quite pleased with my trip ashore and refreshed besides after being confined on ship board 6 months one can’t help being animated with being on land even a few hours in a month. We are in hopes to be at Guam where we shall stop much longer.   LAT. 170.57   LONG. 13.20.”

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, [Sun.] JANUARY 27 [1860]: “Raised a ship this morning, but as we were bound in opposite directions, we soon lost sight of her. Still rugged and a head wind.”


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