Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | February 2, 2014

February 2, 1849

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 Brewster, FRIDAY [Feb.] 2 [1849]: “No change today, hard squalls and harder rain. The dry weather has caused the [deck] house to leak and the heat so intolerable I have had the door open, it has rained in and everything is wet and dreary within and out. The sea is rough and a bad swell from North, wind not free the ship close-hauled, well some wind is better than a calm.”

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Mary Lawrence did not make any journal entries between January 30-February 4, 1860.

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