Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | February 13, 2014

February 13, 1860

Through most of 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, [Wed.] February 13 [1860]: “More moderate today but very rugged. Spoke the Mary and Susan, Captain Stewart; understood him to say that he had taken four whales and that his casks were full. He was here, I suppose, as much as a month before us. She was bound direct for New Bedford. Saw Mrs. Stewart and her little boy on deck. Captain Stewart said the whales were to the southwest of us.”


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