Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | January 30, 2014

30th January 1849

Mary Brewster, TUESDAY [Jan.] 30th [1860]: “Oh land of calms — or sea, I should say — I had expected we should go on without anymore such light breezes & calms, it does seem sometimes as tho’ we should never get anywhere, oh for a plenty of patience for both of us. Ends calm with a head sea.   LAT. 11.07   LONG. 171.50”

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 any journal entries between January 30-February 4, 1860.


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