Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | February 15, 2014

February 15 [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, THURSDAY [Feb.] 15 [1849]: “Have got out all the studding sails and what wind there is, is fair but very light. I am very busy this smooth weather in sewing. Feel quite happy but shall be more so when I get rid of this cold.   LAT. 12.00   LONG. 176.38.”


Mary Lawrence, [Thurs.] February 14 [1860]: “Strong breezes today. We have gale upon gale in rapid succession. The mother pig ate up five of her children and the other two died, so we are now well off as we were before in that respect.”


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