Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | February 6, 2014

6th February 1860

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 did not make any journal entries from February 4 – 6, 1849.


Mary Lawrence, [Wed.] February 6 [1860]: “The gale still continues with squalls of rain at intervals. Mr. Baird has been confined to his room through the day with a cold. Spoke an English ship but could not make out her name; bound up to Cape Farewell. Had not seen a whale for some time. We had our stove put up once more, as the weather has become quite cool and uncomfortable.”


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