Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | February 7, 2014

February 7 [1849 and 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, WEDNESDAY [Feb.] 7th [1849]: “Wind continues light from NE to E by N. We are amongst islands which requires a good lookout. Mr. B. wants to get to windward of the various islands and we are steering by the wind which makes it very unpleasant to have all sail out  and so close on the wind. We experience a strong westerly current steering NE by Easterly and make 30 miles westerly.   LAT. 2.20   LONG. 175.16.”

Mary Brewster did not make a journal entry for February 8, 1849

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Mary Lawrence did not make a journal entry for February 7-8, 1860.

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