Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | February 11, 2014

February 11 [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 did not make a journal entry for this date in 1849.


Mary Lawrence, [Mon.] FEBRUARY 11 [1860]: “A furious gale from the westward about equal to those we experienced in Bristol Bay. If we can get our victuals to our mouths, we fortunate. Before that we are not sure of them. Our book was obliged to get two suppers tonight. In shipping a sea, everything was taken from the stove by roll of the ship, fish, potatoes, meat, and coppers all rolling around the deck together. Such terrible times are not very common.”


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