Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | February 14, 2014

14th February [1849 and 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, WEDNESDAY [Feb.] 14 [1849]: “The last 3 days we have had a good wind and have got so far to the North that the ship was kept off to NW which makes the wind free and much pleasanter. We are hoping to get along with no more light winds and we can excuse the calms. Weather is much cooler since we crossed the line [the Equator]. I feel half sick with a bad cold and from the sound of coughing & c I am not alone.   LAT. 10.10 North   Long. 177.38 East.”


Mary Lawrence, [Wed.] February 13 [1860]: “Tried to get to the southwest today, but the wind not being fair, we made but little [distance]. Too rugged to lower even if we had seen whales. Had seven little pigs today.”


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